Indonesia

Lombok, Indonesia Earthquake: Situation Report 1 – period covered: 5-6 Aug 2018

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Situation Overview

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A 7.0 Earthquake struck 3 km SSE of Loloan on Lombok Island, Indonesia and was felt broadly across the region. source The level of damage in a number of sub-districts in North Lombok is reported to be significant and landslides are impeding access to some locations. Three bridges have been damaged, and the percentage of damages by district are as follows ​source

● District of Tanjung 85 percent damaged
● District of Kayangan 80 percent damaged.
● Bayan District reaches 75 percent damaged
● District of Gangga by 65 percent damaged
● Pemenang sub district 55 percent damaged

Situation Overview

Background

Indonesia was struck by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 7:46pm local time on 5 August 2018, 3 km SSE of Loloan on Lombok Island. source A tsunami warning was issued but later cancelled. This follows a shallow magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck Lombok on 29 July 2018. The first quake displaced 8,871 people and damaged 14,940 houses. North and East Lombok Island were the most affected, and some remote areas had not been reached as of 4 August. source

Initial damage reports for the 5 August earthquake say North Lombok and the three Gili Islands have been the most impacted. National search and rescue teams and the Indonesian Red Cross are attempting to reach the areas and are conducting evacuations. There are reports that 90% of structures in North Lombok have been destroyed and that medical teams are needed. source Around 3,848,000 people exposed to intensity V-VII MMI shaking. source