Indonesia

Form 2 - Situation Update No. 7: Aceh Pidie Jaya Earthquake, Thursday, 15 December 2016 13:00 hrs (UTC+7)

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1. HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 05:00 am today, the BNPB reported that the death toll is 103 with 96 bodies positively identified. Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) teams are continuously working to identify the rest of the victims. A total of 780 individuals were injured and 86,417 people displaced. Infrastructure damages are 9,157 houses, 358 shop houses, 104 mosques, 17 school facilities, and 83 bridges.

  • Joint search and rescue operations remains a priority and are ongoing.

  • Identified needs are clothing and food, medical equipment and medicine, orthopaedic doctors, temporary shelter, water for hygiene and sanitation, volunteers, heavy equipment, tents for health services, medical personnel (orthopaedic surgeons, doctors and nurses proficient in administering anesthesia) clean water and water reservoirs, operation field hospital

  • AHA Centre Staff and ASEAN-ERAT members are integrated with local assessment teams in Pidie Jaya.

  • Relief items from the Disaster Emergency Logistic System of ASEAN (DELSA) stockpile has been handed over to BNPB and distribution is spearheaded by the local disaster management agency.

2. SUMMARY OF DISASTER EVENT

A 6.5 M Earthquake shook Sigli City, Aceh Province, Indonesia at 05:03 (UTC +7) with a shallow depth of 10 km. No Tsunami warning was issued. The earthquake was felt strongly in Pidie, Pidie Jaya and the surrounding districts. Based on the National Statistics Bureau (BP), the total population in Pidie District is around 425,974 while in Pidie Jaya District, it is 151,472. Based on the record of the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), the area had been affected by earthquakes in the past. The most recent was in October 2013, when a 5.6 M earthquake shook Pidie District.

As of 05:00am today, the National Disaster Management Authority of Indonesia of BNPB reported that the death toll is 103 with 96 bodies now positively identified. The Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) teams are continuously working to identify the rest of the victims. A total of 780 individuals were injured and 86,417 people displaced. Infrastructure damages are 9,157 houses, 358 shop houses, 104 mosques, 17 school facilities and 83 bridges. There are a total of 10,217 personnel from different government agencies, both local and national, volunteers and organizations working together in assisting the affected communities.