Indonesia: Tsunami/Earthquakes - Sep 2018Ongoing
Sets of earthquakes have struck off Donggala Region, province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia from 14:00h West Indonesia local time with the strongest magnitude of 7.4 at 17:02h, on Friday, 28 September 2018 and continued with 76 aftershocks ranging from magnitudes of 2.9 to 6.3 afterwards...Initial report from national disaster management agency’s (BNPB) indicates that 384 people died..., 29 people reported missing in Pantoloan Induk Palo, 540 injured and thousands of houses and infrastructure damaged in Palu. (IFRC, 29 Sep 2018)
As of 1 October, 844 people are known to have died and more than 600 people are severely injured. There are currently more than 48,000 displaced people staying in over 200 sites...The Government of Indonesia welcomed specific offers of international assistance that are in line with identified humanitarian needs on the ground. (OCHA, 1 Oct 2018)
Initial reports (as at 3 October, 1300 hrs Jakarta time) BNPB has confirmed 1,234 fatalities with over 632 injuries, 99 missing persons, 152 are requiring immediately rescue efforts. There are currently over 61,867 evacuees being housed in 109 evacuation sites. (AHA Centre, 2 Oct 2018)
As at 4 October, 1300 hrs local time, BNPB confirmed 1,424 fatalities with over 2,549 injuries, 113 missing persons, 152 are requiring immediately rescue efforts. There are currently over 70,821 evacuees being housed in 141 evacuation sites. In addition, 66,238 houses damaged, with 99.2% (65,733) of them located in Central Sulawesi Province...As at 4 October 2018, Government of Indonesia had received offers of assistance from 29 countries, of which 17 countries offered a concrete type of assistance and match the prioritised support. (AHA Centre, 4 Oct 2018)
One week after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) launched a Response Plan, seeking $50.5 million for immediate relief activities...The Central Emergency Response Fund has already allocated $15 million to support the activities included in the Response Plan, and will fund projects in logistics, water and sanitation, camp management, health, shelter, protection, and food security and livelihoods. (UN Resident Coordinator, 5 Oct 2018)
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According to the latest official figures from the Government’s national disaster management agency BNPB as of 15 October, a total of 2 100 people have lost their lives, 680 more are missing, and 4 612 are suffering from major injuries. There are 78 994 internally displaced persons and the state of emergency has been extended until 25 October.
On 10 October, one anesthetist from AMDA Indonesia partook in three surgical operations in Palu, a city severely devastated by the quake. Meanwhile, the joint team of Japanese medical personnel and local doctors saw nine patients at Anutapura Hospital whose symptoms include crush injuries and abscess.
On 07 October, the team of one doctor and two nurses from Japan arrived in Makassar, Indonesia to join the relief work in Palu, Central Sulawesi for the catastrophic earthquake that struck the region on 28 September. After having a meeting with Dr. A. Husni Tanra (Chairperson of AMDA Indonesia) about further relief activities, the doctor and one of the nurses left for disaster-hit Palu City to join AMDA Indonesia’s medical team. The other nurse stayed in Makassar as a liaison to coordinate the relief work.
The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) builds field Clinic to provide primary health care for refugees in the location affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi.
One point located at the region affected quite badly And the region epicenter of the earthquake is in the village Tompe, District Sirenja, West Coast Donggala.
This location, reported a number of health facilities damaged and no berpungsi again, one of them community health service centers (Puskesmas) Tompe affected and suffered considerable damage.
Kuala Lumpur, 10 October 2018…With the assets for the Field Hospital arriving in Palu today, MERCY Malaysia will focus on the setting up of the medical facilities within the coming week. Sibalaya Utara, located 31 km away from Kota Palu, has been identified as the site for the Field Hospital as it is among the worst-hit areas.
Kuala Lumpur, 9 October 2018… Agensi Pengurusan Bencana Negara (NADMA) coordinated the deployment of humanitarian assistance to disaster-struck Central Sulawesi, with MERCY Malaysia tasked to facilitate the distributions of relief items upon arrival. Four Malaysian NGOs – MERCY Malaysia, Disaster Aid, Yayasan Inai and Volunteer Malaysia (formerly known as IM4U) – had been involved in this joint partnership.
Kuala Lumpur, 7 October 2018…MERCY Malaysia deployed three Emergency Medical Team (EMT) specialists to Palu today to assist in the establishment of a Field Hospital following the earthquake and tsunami that happened on 28 Sept.
As of 6 October, Indonesia’s national disaster management agency, BNPB, reports 1,649 deaths. A further 2,550 people are seriously injured, while 265 people are still missing.
Kuala Lumpur, 5 October 2018…As the impact and devastation from the earthquake and tsunami that hit Palu and Donggala on 28 September slowly unravels, MERCY Malaysia steps up its response with a three-pronged approach to provide shelter, food and medical services. 11 team members are on the ground at Palu, consisting of medical practitioners and technical experts, working with local partner PKPU Human Initiative.
Intense search & rescue activities on the ground as authorities scramble to find people under rubble of buildings and retrieve dead bodies.
Over 16,000 people are now rendered homeless and in need of temporary housing.
At 9.40 this morning, Indonesia President Jokowi Widodo declared that they will accept foreign aid for Sulawesi in view of the massive destruction.
This allows Mercy Malaysia to widen our scope of response and reach to the communities affected.
Indonesia, Central Sulawesi Reference, showing roads and settlements and village boundaries: Sigi
Indonesia, Central Sulawesi Reference, showing roads and settlements: Donggala N
Indonesia, Central Sulawesi Reference, showing roads and settlements: Donggala S
Indonesia, Central Sulawesi Reference, showing roads and settlements: Palu
The death toll from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi now stands at 2,200, according to the latest press briefing from the National Disaster Management Agency, BNPB. A further 78,994 people have been displaced and 4,612 people have been severely injured, while 680 are still missing.
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 28 in northern Indonesia and the devastating tsunami that followed it killed more than 1,400 people and left a large trail of destruction.
This map, produced by NASA's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team, shows that damage. The map covers an area of about 42 by 44 miles (67 by 70 kilometers), shown by the red polygon. Each pixel measures about 33 yards (30 meters) across. The color variation from yellow to red represents increasingly more significant ground surface change, or damage likely caused by the earthquake and tsunami.
a. The cascading events on 28 September 2018 are characteristic of a catastrophic disaster scenario where major earthquakes triggered near-field tsunami, major liquefaction, and landslides, which resulted in direct damages, impacts, and constrained humanitarian access (AHA Centre). BNPB figures are available at the following site: https://sites.google.com/view/gempadonggala/beranda
Less than two months after an earthquake hit Indonesia’s Lombok island, a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Central Sulawesi province on 28 September, triggering a deadly tsunami. More than 1,900 people were killed, and the death toll is likely to rise.
By Ika Koeck, IFRC. Photos by Benjamin Suomela, Finnish Red Cross
For Pak Junaidi, seeing a massive wall of sea water blotting out the horizon as the tsunami rolled towards his house was like watching a nightmare come to life.
“I was looking out the window of my room when I saw the waves coming. I grabbed my wife, who was in the room with me, but the waves ripped through the house and carried us inland,” says Pak Junaidi.