Regional Summary (Week 3)
Hydro-meteorological hazards composed all reported disasters, but geophysical hazards have reported activities in Indonesia and the Philippines.
Two (2) flooding events occurred in Indonesia, while the Philippines has ongoing operations due to a tropical cyclone.
Regional Summary of Week 2, and Outlook for Week 3
Regional Summary of Week 1, and Outlook for Week 2
According to Thailand Meteorological Department, at 0700hrs (UTC+7) on 4 January 2019, tropical storm “PABUK” over the lower Gulf due 150 km southeast of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province or latitude 7.9 degree north, longitude 101.5 degree east.
As of 31 December 2018 at 13:30 local time, BNPB estimated that there are 351,239 people living in the Tsunami affected districts in Banten (209,628 people or 60%) and Lampung Provinces (141,611 people or 40%).
Regional Summary of Week 52, and Outlook for Week 1
In Week 52, tropical depression “Usman” made landfall in Philippines wrecking havoc. A total of 6 earthquakes of M5.0 and above were reported this week (BMKG and USGS).
An earthquake of M7.2 was reported near Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental. A tsunami warning was triggered but cancelled after 2 hours. No damages was reported thus far by NDRRMC as of 30 Dec 2018 1200hrs (UTC+7). Public have been advised to avoid sea travel following an earthquake warning as rough seas might occur.
As of 28 December 2018 at 13:00 local time, BNPB estimated that there are 351,239 people living in the tsunami affected districts in Banten (209,628 people or 60%) and Lampung Provinces (141,611 people or 40%).
As of 26 December 2018, the Indonesian Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) reported that there are 430 confirmed fatalities, 1,495 injured and 159 people missing. Number of Internally Displaced People (IDP) has increased to 21,991 people (36% increase compared to the data provided on 25 December 2018). Nine hundred and twenty four (924) houses, 73 hotels and 60 shops and one harbor are reported damaged.
ONE ASEAN ONE RESPONSE FOR CENTRAL SULAWESI
“The tsunami caught everyone in a state of panic. I was near the beach, and everything happened so fast” recalls Misfar, a resident of Palu after a series of disaster events rocked Central Sulawesi on Friday evening the 28th of September, 2018.
MONTHLY DISASTER REVIEW AND OUTLOOK
NOVEMBER | DISASTER MONITORING & ANALYSIS (DMA) UNIT AHA CENTRE
According to BNPB, as of 25 December 2018 13:00 local time, number of death toll due to Tsunami in Banten and Lampung Province has increased to 373 people. One hundred and fifty four (154) people remain missing, 1,485 injured and 16,082 people displaced. Impact on infrastructure too reported increase to 882 houses damaged. Seventy three (73) hotels and 60 shops are also reported heavily damaged.
On 22 December 2018, Tsunami hits the coast of Sunda Strait and affected Pandeglang and Serang districts in Banten province, as well as Lampung Selatan, Tanggamus and Pesawaran districts in Lampung Province.
Out of five districts, Pandeglang district in Banten province is the most affected area with 207 people dead, 755 injured, 7 missing and 11,453 displaced (1% from 1,2 Million total population of Pandeglang). Increased in number of impact are predicted as the impact assessment are still on-going.
Regional Summary of Week 51, and Outlook for Week 52
In Week 51, heavy rainfall had brought about flash floods affecting people and disrupting daily activities. On the other hand, geophysical hazards monitored included activity for Mt Anak Krakatau and Mt Soputan. A total of 6 earthquakes of M5,0 and above were reported this week (BMKG and USGS).
The impact of the tsunami that hit the coast in the Sunda Strait, especially in the Pandenglang area, South Lampung and Serang continued to increase
The number of refugees is still in the data collection. Pandeglang is the area most severely affected by the tsunami.
▪ BMKG is still conducting field surveys and coordinating with the Volcanology Agency (PVMBG).
Regional Summary of Week 50, and Outlook for Week 51 & 52
In Week 50, hydro-metorological hazards are mainstay but geophysical hazards have reported activity for Mt Anak Krakatau and Mt Soputan. A total of 6 earthquakes of M5,0 and above were reported this week (BMKG and USGS).
Mt Soputan erupted on 16 Dec at 0540hrs (UTC+7) with a permanent danger zone of 4km radius and 6.5km for the southwest-west sector of the opening area of the crater to avoid the threat of lava flow and avalanche hot clouds.
Regional Summary of Week 49, and Outlook for Week 50
In Week 49, hydro-metorological hazards may be causing disruption but geophysical hazards are increasing in activity. Over the past week, 9 earthquakes of more than M5.0 were reported in the region. There was also increased activity reported for Mt Mayon, Mt Kanlaon and Mt Dukono and Mt Anak Krakatau. (BMKG)
Regional Summary of Week 48, and Outlook for Week 49
In Week 48, hydro-meteorological disasters are still dominating. Rainy season had started in the Southern ASEAN Region with heavy rainfall mostly in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam and southern end of Philippines.
Over the past week for geophysical hazards, 5 earthquakes of more than M5.0 were reported in the region. There was also increased activity reported for Mt Mayon, Mt Kanlaon and Mt Anak Krakatau.
ONE ASEAN ONE RESPONSE FOR TYPHOON MANGKHUT
By mid-September it was all-hands-on-deck in the AHA Centre, with the monitoring team tracking the formation of largest storm cell of the year so far, as it made its way across the Pacific Ocean with a population of millions across the Philippines directly in its path. Read more
MONTHLY DISASTER REVIEW AND OUTLOOK
Regional Summary of Week 47, and Outlook for Week 47
In Week 47, hydro-meteorological disasters are still dominating. As Viet Nam had experienced a Tropical Depression “Toraji” last week and are still responding to the landslides and flooding resulting from the disaster. This week, they are bracing for Tropical Storm “Usagi”. However, pre-emptive evacuations and warnings have been issued to mitigate and reduce the impact of disaster in the same area.
Vietnam Meteorological Department (NCHMF) has forecasted that the tropical storm will weaken into a tropical depression at 10am with max sustained winds of 65 kph and eventually into a low pressure area of 28 kph by 10pm
Vietnam CCNDPC has carried out evacuation and relocation of residents from 4 provinces / cities : Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Ba Ria Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh City.
Regional Summary of Week 46, and Outlook for Week 47 and 48
In Week 46, the reported disasters occurred mostly in Central region with tropical depressions forming near the equator near Vietnam and with another forming near the Davao
Tropical Depression 33 “Samuel” is slated to make landfall in Davao Oriental on 20 November afternoon. Moderate to heavy rains which may trigger flooding and landslides may prevail over Caraga Region, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley beginning 19 November. (PAGASA)