Volume 38 of the AHA Centre'ss monthly newsletter is here.
We present you stories of the 9th ASEAN-ERAT induction course, our interview with H.E. Ursula Mueller - the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, and more.
1) A total of 37 aftershocks of above magnitude 5.0 were recorded after the initial magnitude 7.5 was recorded on 26 Feb 2018, 0044hrs UTC+7 (AHA Centre DMRS).
2) The earthquakes occur largely along the fault lines and are recorded in the highlands and remote areas of PNG, resulting in landslides and impeding communications. Quake assessment is affected and death toll is at least 15 with dozens injured. 4 oil and gas fields have halt work as a result of the earthquake.
Regional Summary (Week 07)
Most disasters recorded were hydro-meteorological in nature, due to intense rainfall in Indonesia and TS Sanba (Basyang) in Philippines. Concern on Mount Mayon (Philippines) continued, while Mount Agung (Indonesia) erupted again despite alert level being lowered. All disasters are within the capacity of respective ASEAN Member States.
Regional Summary for Week 06 (5-11 Feb) & Outlook for Week 07 (12-18 Feb)
Week 06 was dominated by hydro-meteorological disasters, including floods and landslides in Malaysia,
Indonesia and Philippines. All disasters were within the capacity of government agencies of ASEAN member states. Approximately 974,316 people in ASEAN region were affected.
Alert Status for Mount Agung (Bali, Indonesia) reduced to Alert Level III (Watch) from 10 Feb 2018, with mandatory exclusion zone reduced to 4 km radius (BNPB; PVMBG).
Affected population: 988,438*
*AHA Centre’s estimation based on total number of deaths, injuries and IDPs reported by National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) of each country and other verified sources.
Typhoon Damrey (28)
Significant damage in 14 provinces of south-central Viet Nam was reported, after landfall on 4 November 2017. Official tally estimated 104 deaths, 19 missing with around 4 million people affected.
Coastal communities started debris management & early recovery. AHA Centre received request from Vietnam’s government. DELSA stockpiles were mobilised with in- country team assessing the situation.
Heavy Floods (TD 29)
The Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) recorded 112 aftershocks to have occurred from 7 to 19 December 2016.
As of yesterday evening (20 December), the death toll is 104 people where 100 people have been identified.
A total of 18,752 houses were reportedly damaged and 85,256 people were displaced.
The second ERAT Team has been demobilized on 21 December 2016.
2. SUMMARY OF DISASTER EVENT
95 aftershocks were reported since 7 December 2016. However, there was no aftershock on 18 December.
As of 18 December, the death toll is 103 people where 100 people have been identified.
A total of 19,130 houses were reportedly damaged and 91,267 people were displaced.
ERAT Team continues to conduct the assessment with the local government and compile the table of donation and assistance.
2. SUMMARY OF DISASTER EVENT
As of 16 December, BNPB reported 103 people to have died because of the incident, where 97 bodies positively identified in all affected districts i.e. Pidie, Pidie Jaya and Biereun.
A total of 932 individuals were injured and 88,133 people displaced.
Infrastructure damages are 7,814 houses, 107 mosques and other facilities such as schools, bridges and roads.
AHA Centre has sent the second ERAT team to Pidie Jaya, consist of 4 personnel.
As of 05:00 am today, the BNPB reported that the death toll is 103 with 96 bodies positively identified. Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) teams are continuously working to identify the rest of the victims. A total of 780 individuals were injured and 86,417 people displaced. Infrastructure damages are 9,157 houses, 358 shop houses, 104 mosques, 17 school facilities, and 83 bridges.
Joint search and rescue operations remains a priority and are ongoing.
As of 06:00 am today, the BNPB reported that the death toll is 102 and 95 bodies are now positively identified. The Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team is continuously working to identify the rest of the victims. A total of 970 individuals were injured and 85,133 people displaced. Infrastructure damages are 11,668 houses, 10 government offices, 161 shophouses, 64 mosques, 16 schools, 3 markets and 50 bridges.
Joint search and rescue operations are still ongoing.
The national and local governments, continue to lead and work together with other relevant government agencies and organizations in the disaster response operations in the most affected districts of Pidie, Pidie Jaya and Beureuen.
The Governor of Aceh has issued a decree that the earthquake disaster emergency response commencing on December 7, 2016 will end on December 20, 2016.