Operations Update - 8th August 2018

Earthquake in Indonesia

For a briefing on the recent earthquake in Indonesia visit our special update from ShelterBox here. 
  • This is the second earthquake that has hit Lombok, Indonesia in the last week
  • A 6.4 magnitude on the Richter scale earthquake hit last week
  • A further 7 magnitude earthquake hit Lombok this week
  • 100 people confirmed dead and hundreds injured
  • Over 20,000 people have been displaced by the earthquakes
  • 3,000 buildings have been completely destroyed 
  • Tens of 1000s of buildings are damaged
  • Whole mosques have come down
  • There has been substantial movement of the earth causing major damage
  • We have Rotary support in Indonesia that will help us in our assessment phase
  • We have deployed a team to do an assessment to see if we can assist the government response
  • Indonesia traditionally doesn't allow outside agencies to work unless there has been a declaration of emergency.  They haven't got there yet but there could be strong aftershocks which we are monitoring
  • Places are cut off because of infrastructure damage and this damage could rise
  • Our assessment team will look to see if our aid that is stored regionally can be used
  • We are ready and prepared to provide assistance if we are called on for support