a. Series of moderate and strong earthquakes have rocked cities and regencies in Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) since 29 July 2018; i.e. with the strongest shocks recorded M 7.0 (5 Aug) , M 6.4 (29 Jul), and M 6.2 (9 Aug). Although the tremors were also felt in neighboring islands, i.e. Bali and Sumba, Lombok Island is the most affected one and has declared state of calamity.
b. NTB Governor has extended the emergency response period, effectively from 12 to 25 August 2018. The purpose of this extension is to further evacuate affected people from hazardous areas at risk and prevent collateral disasters, e.g. landslide due to series of aftershocks, and to ensure access to national government supports and resources.
c. As of 12 August 2018 (17.30 hrs UTC+7), National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) and Command Post for Lombok Earthquake have verified an overall fatalities number of 392, 1,353 people injured (all levels of injuries), and 387,067 people displaced. In addition, a total of 67,875 houses damaged, along with 6 bridges, 606 schools, 3 hospitals, and 20 office buildings. Altogether the initial economic damage and loss figure is around IDR 2.3 billion (+ USD 138 million).
d. The Government of Indonesia through the BNPB has strongly stated that international assistance is not required at this point of time. BNPB has also encouraged all agencies (line ministries and national/local NGOs) based in Indonesia not to invite their international partners. Those who already arrived will be put on hold and cannot implement any of their activities until further notice.
e. ASEAN-ERAT on-site has received the visit of Head of BNPB, H.E. Willem Rampangilei, and his Senior Advisor for International Cooperation, Mr. Said Faisal, in their base of operation at the Incident Command Post in West Lombok Regency (right photo).
f. The AHA Centre has been facilitating the provision of ASEAN relief items to be moved from the Disaster Emergency Logistic System for ASEAN (DELSA) regional stockpile in Subang, Malaysia, to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, whereby BNPB would pick up the ASEAN relief items in two sorties using its chartered plane and send them to Lombok on 13 and 14 August 2018.