This bulletin is issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Indonesian Red Cross � PalangMerah Indonesia (PMI), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), are continuing to monitor and respond to the situation with local and national resources. If required, additional financial resources will be sought via the relevant IFRC international disaster response mechanism.
On 17 March 2019, an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude shook the Island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara at 15:00 hours (local time) with the depth of 19 km and followed by another earthquake of 5.2 magnitude at 15:07 hours (local time) with the depth of 10 km, with epicenter close to East Lombok. The Earthquake was felt in West Lombok, North Lombok, East Lombok,
Central Lombok and Mataram. No tsunami alert issued by the authorities. People in Lombok panicked and evacuated to the nearest higher ground.
On 18 March 2019, PMI/ IFRC joint teams visited North Lombok and East Lombok districts for further assessment of losses and the needs. The basis of this information bulletin number 2 are the findings of latest field visits.
Update from the districts
North Lombok and East Lombok:
The Ministry of Social Affairs completed a detailed assessment of the losses caused by recent earthquakes in Lombok. According to their official statement, North Lombok and East Lombok are the most affected districts with 6 deaths, and 25 seriously injured people in North Lombok. In East Lombok, 8 villages are highly affected in MontongGading sub-district, where 843 houses are severely damaged, 1,594 are moderately damaged and 2,019 houses are lightly damaged in these villages.
Bodies have been released to families and people with minor injuries got the necessary treatment from local hospitals. According to ministry of Social Affairs, 8 seriously injured people are still in the infirmary and receiving treatment. Search and rescue efforts have ended in the affected areas, and a significant majority of homeless people have moved into temporary shelters in nearby villages.
The local government and ministry of Social Affairs have not requested for any assistance from UN and Red Cross. Nevertheless, affected population in the two highly affected districts is facing scarcity of clean water and housing issues.
Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies