AHA Centre Flash Update #3: Southwest of Java (Tasikmalaya) Earthquake, Indonesia

from ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance
Published on 20 Dec 2017


  1. A powerful earthquake (M 6.9 BMKG; M 6.5 USGS) struck southwest of Java, Indonesia, on Friday 15 Dec 2017, 23.47 (UTC +7).

  2. The earthquake triggered tsunami warnings for municipalities in south of Java, which cancelled on 16 Dec 2017, 02.26 (UTC +7).

  3. Four most affected municipalities (Ciamis, Pangandaran, Tasikmalaya city & Tasikmalaya Regency) in West Java Province declared emergency response period 16-22 December 2017.

  4. BNPB has prepared On-Call Budget for municipalities declared emergency response period & lists verified beneficiaries for housing rehabilitation.

  5. Until fifth day, emergency response is within capacity of Indonesian government.

  6. Social media & crowdsourcing: #Gempa, FB “Safety Check” & Crisis Response & Open Street Map are active