Indonesia: Tsunami - Dec 2018Ongoing
High tide/tsunami hit Carita Beach in Banten Province, and hit the coast around the Sunda Strait, especially in Pandenglang, South Lampung and Serang districts on 22 December 2018 at 21:27hrs. With height of 30-90 cm, the event has produced 168 fatalities, 745 injured, 30 missing, 558 houses damaged, 9 hotel units damaged, 60 damaged food stalls, 350 boats damaged. (IFRC, 23 Dec 2018)
As of 24 December 2018, at 07:00 local time, the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) has confirmed that 281 people have been killed, 1,016 people are injured, and 57 people remain missing. An estimated 11,700 people are reportedly displaced. The tsunami has also damaged 611 houses, 69 hotel and villas, 60 shops, and 420 vessels. These figures are expected to increase as the government’s assessment continues. BNPB, together with the military, police, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), local government, Ministry of Social Affairs Volunteers (TAGANA), Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), volunteers and the community are providing immediate assistance to those affected. The Government of Indonesia has not requested international assistance in responding to the situation. (OCHA 24 Dec 2018)
According to the latest report from BNPB, 430 people have died, 148 people remain missing and a further 1,485 people have sustained injuries, while more than 16,000 people have still been displaced. The BNPB, Indonesian Army, various local government bodies and the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) are leading the response operations. Evacuation, search and rescue of victims continue. Joint forces with volunteers and the community began to clean the environment from the tsunami debris. The volcanic activity is still ongoing, namely in the form of Strombolian eruptions accompanied by throws of incandescent lava and hot clouds. For this reason the authorities have upgraded the volcano status to Alert level (Level 3, second highest level), with the danger zone extended to 5 km. Dominant winds lead to the south-west so that volcanic ash spreads south-west to the sea. Heavy rain made search and rescue operations more difficult. More than 1,650 people of Banten province, who had been hit by the tsunami, have been affected by the floods caused by Cikalumpang River overflowing its banks on 26 December. (ECHO, 27 Dec 2018)
As of 28 December 2018, the number of people displaced by Sunda Strait tsunami has increased to 40,386. The total number of fatalities now stands at 426, with the number of injured increasing to 7,202 people. Approximately 1,300 houses have been damaged in the affected areas. The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) issued a high tide warning, with potential high tides of 2.5-4 metres in the southern parts of the Sunda Strait. The warning was in effect until 31 December 2018, with no reports of any impact from the high tide. (OCHA, 31 Dec 2018)
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A tsunami hit along the coast of the Sunda Strait on 22 December 2018 at 21:27 hours (local time), affecting five districts in Banten and Lampung provinces with Pandeglang District as the most affected. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) confirmed that the tsunami was caused by eruptions from Anak Krakatau volcano triggering an underwater landslide.
Following a tsunami that hit coastal areas around the Sunda strait between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java on 22 December, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has requested the activation of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters on behalf of the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) of Indonesia. LAPAN is a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO).
December 24, 2018 9:50 AM
BANGKOK — Victims of a tsunami in Indonesia that has killed hundreds and displaced tens of thousands are reportedly moving to higher ground fearing another eruption from the volcano believed to have triggered the giant ocean surge.
The tsunami that that crashed into five districts on the coasts of Sumatra and Java on Saturday is thought to have been triggered by an underwater landslide after the volcano Anak Krakatau erupted.
SINGAPORE, 24 December 2018 – Mercy Relief, Singapore’s homegrown humanitarian non-governmental organisation (NGO), will be sending its disaster assessment and response team to Lampung Province, Sumatra and Banten Province, Java where a tsunami has struck coastal areas around the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java. The team will be travelling on Wednesday to provide the first phase of emergency relief distribution. Immediate needs of the communities include food, water, blankets, hygiene kits, and medical service.
On 22 December 2018, Tsunami hits the coast of Sunda Strait and affected Pandeglang and Serang districts in Banten province, as well as Lampung Selatan, Tanggamus and Pesawaran districts in Lampung Province.
Out of five districts, Pandeglang district in Banten province is the most affected area with 207 people dead, 755 injured, 7 missing and 11,453 displaced (1% from 1,2 Million total population of Pandeglang). Increased in number of impact are predicted as the impact assessment are still on-going.
A peaceful evening turned to horror on Saturday when powerful tsunami waves – on top of alarmingly high tides – raced towards the shoreline of a coast popular with holiday makers. Within minutes, the waves had flattened areas on both sides of Sunda Strait, taking lives and causing injury as they uprooted trees, crashed through property and scattered debris through towns and villages.
On 22 December 2018, at 21:27 local time, a tsunami hit coastal areas along the Sunda Strait in Indonesia. The tsunami is suspected to have been caused by an underwater landslide following eruptions of the Anak Krakatau volcano located in the Sunda Strait. The tsunami impacted Pandeglang and Serang districts in Banten Province and South Lampung and Tanggamus districts in Lampung Province.
281 people dead
Islamic Relief is helping families in desperate need following a terrifying tsunami in Indonesia.
We are supporting survivors of the disaster, which struck popular tourist spots on the Sunda Strait overnight on Saturday.
Believed to have been caused by underwater landslides following volcanic eruptions, the giant waves hit at around 9.20pm. There was no warning.
More than 200 people are known to have died, and more than 840 were injured. With many more people still missing, the number of casualties is expected to rise further in the coming days and hours.
Christian Aid’s partner in Indonesia has sent a medical team to help communities affected by the tsunami that struck the Sunda Strait on Saturday night.
At least 222 people died and 843 were injured when giant tidal waves hit coastal towns and tourist beach resorts without warning, causing widespread devastation.
Authorities say the tsunami may have been triggered by underwater landslides caused by the Anak Krakatau volcanic eruption.
Speaking from Indonesia, Christian Aid's Emergency Programme Manager, Rudy Pinem, said:
Regional Summary of Week 51, and Outlook for Week 52
In Week 51, heavy rainfall had brought about flash floods affecting people and disrupting daily activities. On the other hand, geophysical hazards monitored included activity for Mt Anak Krakatau and Mt Soputan. A total of 6 earthquakes of M5,0 and above were reported this week (BMKG and USGS).
MSF teams responded to the influx of patients as injured people were brought to the health centres in Pandeglang district on the morning of 23 December. Our teams were already working in this region before it was severely hit by a tsunami following the eruption of Anak Karakatoa volcano on the late evening of 22 December, 2018.
Singapore, 24 December 2018 - In response to the tsunami following a volcanic eruption that hit the coast around the Sunda Straits in Indonesia on 22 December 2018, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will, in the first instance, extend S$50,000 in humanitarian aid to support affected communities. The contribution will support disaster recovery efforts and fund the purchase and distribution of relief items, including water filtration systems, blankets, sleeping mats and household kits.
By Gordon Willcock
A deadly tsunami struck in the vicinity of the Sunda Straight on Saturday, impacting the islands of Sumatra and Java, Indonesia.
Indonesia’s disaster management agency, the BNPB, is reporting that at least 222 people have been killed and hundreds more have been injured. Preliminary assessments are still being completed and some areas are yet to be reached, so it is likely that the death and injury toll will rise.
I. Key Information
Tsunamis hit Sunda Strait (Pandeglang, Lampung Selatan, Serang)
The Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG) detected and released early warning regarding to high tidal wave valid from December 22 at 07.00 to December 25 at 07.00 around Sunda strait coastal area
222 fatalities, 843 Injured and 28 Missing
Material losses included 556 houses damaged, 9 hotels damaged, 60 culinary stalls damaged, 350 boats and sheeps damaged.
Situation Overview Highlights:
Humanity Road activated its disaster desk following a tsunami that struck the Bentan Province in Western Java, Indonesia on December 22, 2018. This situation report number 1 provides useful links and situational information based on early indications in social media.
23 DECEMBER 2018
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life, injuries and damages caused by the tsunami that struck the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Saturday, 22 December.
The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Indonesia. He wishes speedy recovery to the injured.
Cologne/Jakarta. On Saturday night, December 22, a tsunami struck the islands of Java and Sumatra along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait. The high waves were apparently caused by underwater landslides triggered by volcanic activity on the island of Anak Krakatau. So far, more than 220 people have been killed with over 700 injured, and reports from Indonesian authorities suggest the death toll will rise.
World Vision Indonesia has dispatched an emergency response team to Sunda Strait to establish the extent of the damage following a three-meter tsunami that has killed at least 222 people and injured more than 843.
We are fearful that as details of the impact of the tsunami become clear the death toll will rise. It may take some time to establish how widespread this tsunami has been.
Our team was due to arrive in the disaster zone by midnight tonight (Sun Dec 23). Their assessment will help determine how we will respond.
A tsunami struck beaches along Indonesia’s Sunda Straits on the evening of 22 December. Twenty-four hours later, at least 222 people were confirmed killed and 843 injured, and more were missing. Hundreds of buildings and homes along the coast on the islands of Java and Sumatra have been destroyed by the force of the wave. The casualties occurred in three regions — South Lampung in Sumatra and the Serang and Pandeglang regions of Java, west of the capital Jakarta — along the Sunda Straits. An alert is in place for potentially destructive tide waters over 24-25 December.