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Indonesia Sunda Strait Tsunami

Humanity Road activated its disaster desk following a tsunami that struck the Bentan Province in Western Java, Indonesia on December 22, 2018. This situation report number 1 provides useful links and situational information based on early indications in social media.

The National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) and the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG) reported that high tide/tsunami hit Carita Beach in Banten Province, and hit the coast around the Sunda Strait, especially in Pandeglang, South Lampung and Serang districts.on 22 December 2018 at 21:27 hrs. source

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Situation Overview

A tsunami hit Banten and Lampung on Saturday December 22, 2018 at 9:27 p.m. The tsunami was caused by an abnormal tidal wave surge due to a full moon and an underwater landslide following the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano. As of Sunday afternoon, the death toll reached 222, while 843 people were injured and 28 were missing. Many of those killed were tourists. Pandeglang regency in Banten, a popular tourist destination, was the worst-hit area. Other regencies hit by the tsunami are Serang in Banten and South Lampung in Lampung. In the latter, the four worst-hit sub districts are Kalianda, Rajabasa, Sidomulyo and Katibung. source

The disaster management agency has warned people to stay away from the coastline due to fears of another tsunami. High seas as a result of the full moon might have contributed to the strength of the waves, the disaster management agency said. The proximity of the volcano to the coast gave authorities very little time to act, Professor David Rothery from The Open University told AFP news agency. source

Significant Updates

23 Dec

  • BNPB reports that 222 people died, 843 people injured and 28 missing persons the number of casualties and damage from the tsunami that braved the coast in the Sunda Strait source

  • Volunteers and staff from @palangmerah are on the field providing first aid to the people affected by #Krakatoa #tsunami source

  • Power - via Media Indonesia - The tsunami has damaged 248 substations and 42 electricity poles - power is out in Banten and Lampung regions source

  • Communications - The tsunami did not cause damage to the cellular telecommunications infrastructure or fixed telecommunications networks. Based on the monitoring of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, there are several BTS that cannot function normally due to power outages in a number of Banten and South Lampung regions. source

  • Food - Public Field Kitchens have been established in affected locations in Banten, namely in Labuan, Carita, Panimbang, Tanjung Lesung, Cinangka source

National Links

Palang Merah Indonesia (Indonesian Red Cross Society)

Basarnas (National Search and Rescue Agency)

Badan Meteorologi Klimatologi dan Geofisika (BMKG) (Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Council)

Rekrutmen TNI Angkatan Udara (Indonesian Air Force)

TNI Angkatan Darat (Indonesian Army)

Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) (Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management)

Centre for Volcanology and Disaster Hazard Mitigation

Government Electricity (PLN)

Akun Twitter resmi Presiden Republik Indonesia (President of Indonesia)

Australian Embassy in Indonesia

British Embassy in Indonesia

Japan Embassy in Indonesia

Netherlands Embassy in Indonesia

New Zealand Embassy in Indonesia

Republic of Poland Embassy in Indonesia

Spanish Embassy in Indonesia

Regional and Local Links

Emergency Numbers and Information Help Lines

Emergency Phone Numbers

The country code for Indonesia is +62.

  • Police-General Emergencies: 110/112 (SMS 1717)

  • National Search And Rescue Agency Republic of Indonesia (BASARNAS): 115

  • Ambulance and Rescue: 118

  • Fire: 113

  • Medical emergencies: 119

Information and Reunification Helplines

  • Government ELECTRICITY (PLN): 123

  • Spain Embassy in Indonesia phone for consular emergency is (+62) 8138 0013 988 source

  • British Embassy in Indonesia - If you’re in Indonesia and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call (+62) (21) 2356 5200. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Indonesia, call 020 7008 1500. source

  • Republic of Poland Embassy in Jakarta emergency consular telephone + 62855 780 02 31 source

  • New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta Tel: +62 21 299 55800 source

  • Netherlands Embassy in Indonesia +62 21 5248200 +62215248200 source

  • Australia - If you're unable to contact the Embassy or Consulate in an consular emergency, contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 within Australia. source

  • Facebook Crisis Response page page

Maps and Situation Reports

Event Assessment of Ministry of Mineral Resources and Geology website

Google map of impacted area map

AHA Centre Flash Update

Links to webcams and live data https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/krakatau.html

Shelters and Evacuation Centers

23 Dec

  • No reports of official shelters being opened

Hospitals

Status of Hospitals

23 Dec

  • No reports of impacts to hospitals

Hospital Lists

Hospitals in Bentan Province Google search map link

Nearest to Carita Beach (inland):

Berkah General Hospital Pandeglang

Address: Palurahan, Kaduhejo, Pandeglang Regency, Banten 42252, Indonesia

Hours: Open 24 hours

Province: Banten

Phone: +62 253 202077

Special Needs Population Resources

Indonesian Association for the Welfare of the Deaf.

Ministry of Health

Indonesian Diatrans Kidney Foundation

Indonesia Dialysis Center Finder

Alzheimer Indonesia

International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

List of Medical Equipment Suppliers in Indonesia

List of Hearing Aid Suppliers in Indonesia

Airports

List of airports in Indonesia source

Status

23 Dec

  • No reported impacts to airports

Roads and Bridges

Status

23 Dec

  • The highway connecting Serang and Pandeglang was cut off due to the tsunami. source

Maritime / Shipping / Ports

Useful Links

Port of Merak website http://oppmerak.dephub.go.id/

Marine Traffic Map

Communications

Status

23 Dec

  • The tsunami on the West Coast of Banten Province on December 22, 2018 at 21:27 WIB did not cause damage to the cellular telecommunications infrastructure or fixed telecommunications networks. Based on the monitoring of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, there are several BTS that cannot function normally due to power outages in a number of Banten and South Lampung regions. source

  • Currently telecommunication operators are restoring the supply of electric power supplies with mobile backup power. The field team is on standby and heading to the location of the BTS to prepare the generator or to replace the battery as a BTS power supply in the area experiencing a power outage. The condition of the Telkom network in STO Kalianda, STO Ciwandan, STO Pasauran and STO Labuhan are all safe and operational. source

Useful Links

Telekom Indonesia

Axis Telekom

Amateur Radio

General information and map for amateur radio in Indonesia. source

Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia (ORARI):

Power and Fuel

Status

23 Dec

  • The tsunami has damaged 248 substations and 42 electricity poles - power is out in Banten and Lampung regions source

Useful Links

Government Electricity (PLN)

Indonesia Power

Social Media Hashtags / Pictures / Videos

22 Dec

  • 23 Dec photo gallery via The Guardian source

  • 23 Dec 5:30 pm video of eruption source

  • 22 Dec 5:22 pm video of eruption source

  • 22 Dec video of wave striking shore behind band playing on beach source

Hashtags

  • #infoBMKG
  • #TsunamiSelatSunda
  • #TsunamiAnyer
  • #tsuanamibanten
  • #TsunamiLampung
  • #Krakatau

Traditional Media

List of newspapers in Indonesia. source

List of television stations. source

Internet radio stations. source

Volunteers Reporting

Alice, Cindy, Chris, Cat, Brian