An earthquake with the magnitude of 6.5M (depth: 91.86 Km) shook the island of Java, Indonesia. The event took place on 15 December 2017 at 16:47 UTC. The quake triggered a tsunami warning, but was lifted about two hours later.
The Indonesian National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) reports as of 16 December (06:00 UTC), 2 dead, 6 injured, 43 houses heavily damaged, 65 houses moderately damaged and 10 houses slightly damaged. Indonesian authorities are still assessing the full extent of impact and damages.
SUMMARY OF EVENT
AHA Centre Disaster Monitoring & Response System (DMRS) triggered “WARNING” alert for a Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake on 15-Dec-2017 23:47:57 (UTC +7) with epicenter located 7.75 South, 108.01 East, at a depth of 105 Km (BMKG).
Indonesian BMKG initially activated tsunami warning (ALERT for 2 municipalities & ADVISORY for 8 municipalities) in south of West Java, Central Java and Yogyakarta, which was “CANCELLED” on 16-Dec-2017 02:26 (UTC +7) and no tsunami occurs.
December 15, 2017 8:23 PM
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 rocked the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and other cities on the country's island of Java late Friday, with authorities reporting at least one death.
Disaster relief officials say buildings collapsed in several western Java districts and a hospital was evacuated after suffering damage. The quake made buildings sway in Jakarta.
The Australian Government will provide humanitarian support for communities affected by volcanic activity in Bali, Indonesia.
Indonesian authorities have established an exclusion zone around Mt Agung, and have evacuated at least 70,000 local residents.
The Government is contributing $600,000 to help meet the needs of 17,000 people who have been displaced from their homes, including the provision of clean drinking water, shelter, sanitation services and medical care. This assistance will also support farmers and workers who have lost their livelihoods.
Jakarta, 13 December 2017 – Following a series of eruptions of Mount Agung volcano in Indonesia’s island of Bali since late September, the European Commission is making available 100 000 EUR (approx. IDR 1.6 billion) to deliver emergency relief assistance to the most affected families. The aid will directly benefit 11 000 people in some of the worst-hit districts of Bangli, Bulenleng, Gianyar, and Karangasem.
Volcanoes become geo-engineering laboratories
Repeat of 1963 Bali eruption could cool planet
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent
OSLO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Climate scientists are tracking an erupting volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali for clues about a possible short-cut to curb global warming by injecting sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth.
(Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation)
by Zoe Tabary | zoetabary | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 02:10 GMT
An effort to rehouse flood-battered residents in apartment buildings is winning converts
AKARTA, Dec 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Whenever floods hit her one-room shack in northern Jakarta, Irma Susanti hangs her most precious furniture – a bed and a table – from the ceiling with a rope.
Activity Level: AWAS (Level IV)
Visual Observation :
The summit can be seen clearly, sometimes it was covered by fog. A 1000-2000 thin mid pressure colomn of steam can be observed from the northern, north-eastern, southern, and south-western slopes. Rays of fire can be seen from CCTV (Batulompeh). Effusive eruption slowly occured and was followed by a short duration of earthquake blow.
Earthquake eruption : once.
Friday, 8 December 2017 Activity Level: AWAS (Level IV)
Visual Observation :
The summit can be seen clearly due to fog. A 500-1,500 thin greyish and mid pressure colomn of steam can be observed from the northern, north-eastern, southern, and south-western slopes. Rays of fire can be seen from Batulompeh CCTV. Effusive eruption slowly occured.
JAKARTA, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Indonesian health authorities will launch an immunisation drive next week to contain a sharp rise in cases of diphtheria, which has killed at least 32 people, including many children, in the world's fourth most populous country this year.
The health ministry said at least 591 cases had been reported since January, a 42 percent increase from last year, and called the outbreak an "extraordinary event".
Read the full report on Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Activity Level: AWAS (Level IV)
Visual Observation :
The summit often seen foggy. A thin white and low pressure colomn of steam can be observed from the northern, north-eastern, southern, and south-western slopes 1000-1500m. Rays of fire can not be seen from all CCTVs (Rendang, Bukitasah and Batulompeh). Effusive eruption slowly occured.
Earthquake eruption: nil.
Non harmonic tremor: cloud of thin white ashes occurred in 6 hours (with 1-2 mm amplitude, dominant 1 mm).
On Nov. 29 Tropical Cyclone Dahlia became the first tropical cyclone of the 2017-2018 Southwest Indian Ocean season. The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM core satellite provided forecasters with a look inside the clouds and into the rate rain was falling. Heavy rainfall has created the potential for landslides and NASA analyzed areas that may be subject.
By Tanya Accone 1 December 2017
Indonesia has the fourth highest number of under-immunized children in the world — 1.9 million. It also has a government determined to take action to improve immunization coverage.
Together with UNICEF, the Government of Indonesia saw the potential that real-time information could have in supporting the country’s largest-ever immunization campaign to vaccinate 70 million children against measles and rubella in 2 years.
Natural disasters are sadly too common in Lembang on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, as they are in countless villages across the nation. Over the years, landslides and fires have repeatedly claimed lives and destroyed village infrastructure in Lembang.
Now, with CWS support through the SOLIDARITAS program, community members and local government here are taking steps together to make Lembang a disaster-resilient village.
AHA Centre is monitoring the impacts of Tropical Depression (TD) Cempaka (95S) & Tropical Cyclone (TC) Dahlia (96S), including secondary hazards.
By Ganug Nugroho Adi
Thousands of residents in Surakarta, Central Java, are being forced to evacuate after floodwater engulfed hundreds of homes following heavy rains that have been falling since Tuesday morning.
In Sukoharjo, homes in Karangwuni and Tegalsari villages in Weru district were flooded after the Siluwur River burst its banks.
“More than a 100 homes, several schools and hundreds of hectares of farming land are flooded,” Weru district head Samino said Wednesday.
VAAC ASH ADVISORY SUMMARY: CONTINUOUS VOLCANO ASH EMISSION TO FL210. VOLCANO ASH CURRENTLY NOT IDENTIFIABLE ON SATELLITE IMAGERY. ERUPTION IS STILL ONGOING AND OBSERVED ON WEBCAM. VOLCANO ASH HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY, MODEL GUIDANCE, WEBCAM, PILOT REPORT AND GROUND REPORT.
Aviation Color Code: RED
Explanation: eruption is forecast to be imminent with significant emission of ash into the atmosphere likely, or eruption is underway with significant emission of ash.