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28 Oct 2010 description
report IBU Foundation

General Situation

Death toll keeps increasing as dead bodies are found. As of today, 17:00 there has been 370 died and 329 are missing.

The President visited South Pagai using a chopper from Padang.  SBY said that relocation is a viable alternative as Mentawai Islands are very prone to Earthquakes.

While help for IDPs wasn't evenly distributed as there's many IDP camps that are hard to get by.

28 Oct 2010 description
report IBU Foundation

General Situation Up to 27 October 2010, Chief of Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center stated that Mount Merapi is still put on alert status and to community which affected directly is asked to stay at their temporary shelter. Mount Merapi is a volcano located in Central Java, erupted on 26 October 2010. Eruption characteristic was explosive not elusive, indicated by loud sound and emitted hot gas with temperature around 500 degrees Celsius.

The eruption affected 29 persons died and about 52,423 persons fled from their home.

27 Oct 2010 description
report IBU Foundation

General Situation

A Tsunami wave, triggered by an earthquake swept through the Mentawai Islands District in West sumatra late Monday. Tsunami warning has been issued due to the 7.7 on RS earthquake (USGS) at 9:42:22 PM GMT+7, but withdrawn approximately 3.5 hours after. It turn out a three-metre (10 foot) Tsunami has swept South Pagai and North Pagai Island 10 minutes after the earthquake without a warning.