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ALERT Earthquake in Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara)

By Admin | Senin, 30 Juli 2018 | 752 views


 A 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Lombok, Bali and Sumbawa islands on Sunday, July 29th 2018, with depth of quake was about 10 km. The quake that occured at 5.47 am local time is located at coordinates 8.4 LS and 116.5 BT, or rather located on land -- 47 km northeast of Mataram City, West Nusa Tenggara at a depth of 24 km. Until 3 pm in the same day, there have been 133 aftershocks with the greatest magnitude 5.7 SR.

BMKG analysis showed that the earthquake that occurred in Lombok is a type of shallow earthquake due to the activity ofFlores Back Arc Thrust. Earthquake was triggered by rock deformation with thrust fault mechanism.

The earthquake shocks were felt in the areas of North Lombok, West Lombok, East Lombok, Mataram, Central Lombok, West Sumbawa and Sumbawa Besar on the intensity scale II SIG-BMKG (IV MMI), Denpasar, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Karangasem, Singaraja and Gianyar II SIG-BMKG (III-IV MMI). While in Bima and Tuban II SIG-BMKG (III MMI), Singaraja on the scale II SIG-BMKG or III MMI and Mataram on the scale II SIG-BMKG or III MMI.

Based on the temporary report of Local Disaster Management Agency of West Nusa Tenggara, 14 people died, 162 people injured and as many as 6,237 families affected by the earthquake and thousands of houses damaged. The worst impact of the earthquake was in East Lombok District. Heavily-damaged houses were also found in West Lombok District, West Sumbawa District, and Mataram City. 

Urgent need: Medical personnel, stretchers and medical devices

Emergency Response Plan (YEU in partnership with Pelkesi and PGI-Jakomkris TBI)1

1. Assessment with focus on health sector, water and sanitation (WASH), shelter and livelihood
2. Conducting medical services with a minimum target of 500 patients
3. Counseling the management of inclusive refugee camps

Networking and Coordination

1. Health services together with Pelkesi, Sion Foundation and Church (PGI-Jakomkris TBI)
2. Inclusive shelter management will be done in conjunction with the church

Let's support the response and send your donation to:

BNI a.n. YAKKUM Emergency Unit

Account No. 037 649 8166


For further information please contact : Arnice Ajawaila (Coord. Emres) +62 813-2971-4339

*latest update on 30 July 2018

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