AHA Center Situation Update No. 8 – The 2018 Lombok earthquake, Indonesia M 6.4 (July 29), M 7.0 (August 5), M 6.2 (August 9), M 6.5 (August 19), M 6.9 (August 19) Monday , August 28, 2018, 08h00 (UTC + 7) – Indonesia
UPDATE OF THE SITUATION
a. A series of moderate and strong earthquakes shook the towns and regencies of the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), in July and August 2018, i.e. with the following major shocks: M 6.4 (July 29), M 7.0 (August 5), M 6.2 (August 9), M 6.5 (August 19) and M 6.9 (August 19).
b. Following the M 6.4 earthquake (July 29), the NTB governor declared an emergency response period until August 11, 2018 by governor’s decree 360-642 / 2018. It was then extended for the period from August 12 to 25, 2018 by Governor’s Decree 360-653 / 2018. Throughout the emergency response period, the Indonesian government, through the BNPB, maintains the position that international assistance is not necessary and that domestic capacities and resources remain sufficient to support the emergency response and recovery led by the provincial government (BNPB).
vs. Based on a coordination meeting at the Incident Command Post (Posko PDB) of the 2018 Lombok earthquake on August 24, 2018, it was decided that the emergency response would be officially completed on August 25. 2018, as indicated in the decree of the initial governor (BNPB). As a result, an early recovery transition program will be launched.
D. At the end of the emergency response period, as of 25 August 2018, the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) verified a total number of deaths of 561, 431,416 displaced people and 74,361 damage to housing. An updated assessment was conducted and identified approximately IDR 7.7 trillion (+ USD 528 million) in economic damage and loss. See section 3 for detailed information on the impact of a disaster.
e. With the end of the official emergency response period in sight, the President issued Instruction 5/2018 on “Accelerating Post-Disaster Rehabilitation in West Lombok Regency, North Lombok Regency , the central Lombok regency, the east Lombok regency,
City of Mataram and affected areas in the western province of Nusa Tenggara ”.
F. The AHA Center Country Liaison Team and the ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ERAT) completed their field support mission on August 15, 2018. The first and the second exit of relief items from the ASEAN Disaster Emergency Logistics System (DELSA) were distributed to affected population in four regencies (see the right figure below of an established family tent in the regency of West Lombok). The third DELSA relief items exit arrived at Lombok International Airport on August 21-22, 2018. The third exit consists of a total of 380 boxes of hygiene kits and 108 boxes of family kits. These complement the first and second outing which consist of 1 Mobile Storage Unit (MSU), 350 family tents, 420 hygiene kits and 192 family kits.
g. In addition to the ICLT and ASEAN-ERAT deployment of the AHA Center and the distribution of DELSA relief items, the AHA Center seconded staff to the BNPB Data and Information Center in Jakarta and provided remote support to the National Assistance Post (Pospenas) in the form of collection, preparation of materials, and dissemination of the disaster