◼ On 23 August 2018, as the impact of the series of the earthquake, the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) recorded there were 563 people dead, 1.116 injured, and 417.529 displaced
◼ 432,015 people (53% women and 47% men), 130,491 Households, are recorded as IDPs in the first round of DTM site assessment where they spread out in 2,700 camps with various type of shelter.
PALU – Central Sulawesi Governor, Longki Djanggola, call the people (affected by the disasters) to move on and resume their usual activities. He delivered his message in front of earthquake and tsunami disaster responders on Saturday (6/10) in Central Sulawesi Governor Office, Palu. He also added that since two days ago the Governor Office has resumed its operation.
While the emergency response to earthquake and tsunami that struck Central Sulawesi, such as Kota Palu, Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Moutong, is being carried out, the emergency response in Nusa Tenggara Barat is still ongoing.
Thousands of Lombok and Sumbawa earthquake survivors still need a lot of assistance. The recovery process is still continuing.
The following is the progress of Lombok Sumbawa earthquake handling per 1/10/2018 at 07.00 WIB.
Mount Soputan, located at Southeast Minahasa District of the North Sulawesi Province, erupted on Wednesday, 3/10/2018 at 08.47 WITA. The observation post of Mount Soputan PVMBG reported that the height of the volcanic ashes were observed to be as high as 4,000 meters above the surface of the peak of the crater or around 5.809m above sea level. The high pressure ash columns was observed to be gray to brown in color with a thick intensity leaning towards the west or northwest. The eruption was recorded on a seismogram with a maximum amplitude of 39mm and a duration of 6 minutes.
Lombok Barat - The Government begins the rehabilition programme for damaged houses post Lombok Earthquake today. This was announced by the Vice Presient of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla, when he visited the survivors who stayed at the shelter in Desa Kekait, Gunung Sari Sub-regency, Lombok Barat, NTB, on Tuesday (21/8). When meeting the affected community, JK called on them to be involved in the rebuilding.
The Social Media is buzzing with the polemic of whether the government should declare status of national calamity for the Lombok earthquake. Several major shocks have struck several times causing additional fatalities, structural damage and economic losses.
The series of earthquake that struck Lombok have caused more fatalities and damaged buildings. The magnitude 6.9 earthquake (as revised by the BMKG from magnitude 7 earthquake) that struck Lombok and its surrounding at 19.56 WIB caused strong shaking at around intensity VI-VII MMI (strong).
Lombok continued to be struck by aftershocks. BMKG reported two aftershocks at magnitude 5.4 and 6.5. The first aftershock at magnitude 5.4 happened on Sunday, 19 August 2018, 10.06 WIB, with epicentre at 25km of the northeast of Lombok Timur with 10km depth. The second aftershock with magnitude 6.5 with epicentre 32km northeast of Lombok Timur at 10km depth, happened on 19 August 2018, at 11.06 WIB. Both did not have potential for tsunami.
In the Social Media, especially facebook, there is a widespread public complaints in regards to the community assistance for the Lombok Earthquake which was sent through the Indonesian Postal Service. The complaint says that this assistance were being claimed by the BNPB. Some even say that this assistance is being claimed by the President. All of this is not true.
The victims of the magnitude 7 earthquake that struck Nusa Tenggara and Bali continue to increase. As of Monday, 13 August 2018), the earthquake has caused 436 fatalities. The breakdown: Lombok Utara 374 fatalities, Lombok Barat 37 fatalities, city of Mataram 9 fatalities Lombok Timur 12 fatalities, Lombok Tengah 2 fatalities, and city of Denpasar 2 fatalities. The data of the 436 fatalities come from the village chief and village police. The data that has been verified complete with the death certification is at 259 fatalities.
Lombok Utara – In accordance to the direction from the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, to provide assistance fund to rebuild the houses of local community that are severely damaged at about IDR 50 million/households, the central government through the BNPB send assistance directly to 1,191 homeowners through the saving accounts at the Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI). This is part of the plan by the government to provide assistance to all households whose houses have been damaged.
The number of victims, displaced and economic loss continue to climb until day 10 after magnitude 7 earthquake struck Lombok and surrounding area at 5 August 2018. The increased was also due to the faster and smoother data collecting process.
The number of victims due to the Magnitude 7 Earthquake and its aftershocks in Nusa Tenggara Barat continue to rise. The new incoming information, previously unreported by the local governments, increased the number of victims.
The Joint Search and Rescue team continue to search the areas affected by earthquake to conduct evacuation, rescue and provision of assistance to the victims of 7 M earthquake at the Nusa Tenggara Barat province. Temporary data indicate that until 6 August 2018, 10 WIB, 91 people lost their lives, 209 injured, thousands of people evacuated, and thousands of houses damaged. The numbers of victims and damages are expected to continue to rise. Government officials still continue to collect data.
Entering the third day after magnitude 7 earthquake that struck Nusa Tenggara Barat, on 5 August 2018, at 18.46 WIB, emergency response operations are being intensified. The number of personnel, logistic assistance, and heavy equipment as well as aid distribution are increasing. Joint SAR team have conducted search and rescue operation of victims still trapped under collapsing buildings. For evacuation, the joint SAR team are deploying 14 heavy equipoments, 4 tracking dogs, in addition to personnel from Basarnas, TNI, Polri, BPBD, and volunteers.
The 7 Magnitude in the Richter Scale earthquake that struck Nusa Tenggara Barat on Sunday (5/8/2018) at about 18.46 WIB has caused massive impact. As of Monday morning (6/8/2018) at 02.30 WIB, 82 people died because of the earthquake, hundreds injured and thousands of houses damaged. Thousands of people evacuated to safe places. Government officials continue to evacuate local residents and conduct emergency operations in response to the earthquake.
An earthquake with the force of 7 Magnitude of the Richter Scale occurred on 5 August 2018 at 18.46 WIB, with the epicentre located inland at the depth of 15km, 18 km northwest of Lombok Timur or 22 KM northeast of Lombok Utara, Nusa tenggara Barat. The earthquake has the potential to trigger tsunami.
The initial tsunami alert has been stopped. Small tsunamis did happen, with height measured between 9 to 13 cm.No casualty or damage due to tsunami recorded.