Until Thursday (9/8/2018) at 12:00 p.m., The National Agency for Disaster Management stated that the number of victims due to the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that occurred on July 29 and 7-magnitude quake on August 5, 2018 in West Nusa Tenggara and Bali was 259 people died, 1,033 people were seriously injured and hospitalized, about 270.168 people were displaced, 67.857 houses were damaged and 458 school units were damaged. Aftershocks are still going on, Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) recorded that there were 344 aftershocks after the magnitude-7 quake in Lombok until 8/8/2018 at 9.00pm Indonesia local time.
Strong 6.2 magnitude quake also struck Lombok on Thursday, 9 August 2018 at 1.25 pm local time, causing people panic in the emergency shelters. North Lombok District is the most affected by the earthquake.
With the frequent intensity of aftershocks, people are scattered in several emergency shelters located in open fields. Most of the settlements and public facilities such as schools, worship places, etc are heavily damaged. Children don’t go to school as the schools are closed. Data collection on damaged houses needs to be reviewed after several aftershocks that cause more buildings to be damaged or worse.
People evacuated in Tanjung sub-district, North Lombok District, have been cooking for themselves for public kitchen using food resources they received.
Urgent needs are as follow :
- Clean water for consumption and sanitation
- Emergency toilets
- Groceries and infant food (supplementary feeding)
- Non-food items such as shelter kits (tarpaulins, sleeping mats, etc), light, and hygiene kits (blankets, toiletries, specific needs of toddlers, pregnant women, women and elderly)
- Health service
- Psychosocial support both for children and adults.