Aceh tsunami event December 26, 2004 was recorded as the worst natural disaster in modern history or throughout the 20th century which claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people. In geoscience the concept of the present is the key to the past and this also means the past is the key to the present or future (Danny Hilman, 2015). The events of the tsunami disaster also became a new milestone in the importance of disaster mitigation. The knowledge and experience of the tsunami from the events of Aceh was quickly produced into preparedness material that was socialized sporadically throughout coastal areas in Indonesia.
October 25, 2010, a tsunami occurred again in the Mentawai Islands, this is a 200-year tsunami repetition. Again, we are struck by the character of a new tsunami which is not the same as what happened in Aceh. Not triggered by a strong earthquake, not preceded by receding sea water, and the tsunami time span arrives shorter which is 5-10 minutes. The tsunami early warning system does not work well, there is no tsunami detection device in the Mentawai waters. Intermittent 30 minutes the tsunami early warning was ended by the BMKG at the same time the tsunami was rolling and sweeping the land of the settlement of the southwest coast of Pagai Island. Eight years later, tsunami victims were still struggling to survive in Permanent Residential relocation areas, which the construction still haven’t finished until now.
Similar conditions are now being faced by the victims of the tsunami and liquefaction in Sigi, Donggala and Palu regencies, which are now in the post-disaster phase of relocation and reconstruction, if they are not well guarded and are in favor of restoring the lives of disaster victims, similar fate will occur as in Mentawai. The tectonic earthquake occurred on September 28, 2018 in Donggala, Central Sulawesi triggering a tsunami and liquefaction. The scientists were also surprised by the giant liquefaction phenomenon and the mechanism of the tsunami which was once again unusual. There is a finding about coastal subsidence in the coastal area and a hammer bay that triggers energy (Muhari, 2018). This is also a new phenomenon for scientists. Likewise what happened in Lombok, a series of massive earthquakes that hits repeatedly broke the seismic theory, that the aftershocks were of a smaller magnitude than the main earthquake. But what really happened is more complicated than the theory it self. The series of major Lombok earthquakes were recorded five times, and more than 1,600 earthquakes occurred from July 29 to August 21, 2018 (Udrekh, 2018).
Every disaster event always reveals how fragile our preparedness is. As if a catastrophic event from Aceh 2004 to Central Sulawesi 2018 has no trace or trace that we learn from every disaster event. The concept of natural processes, teaches what has happened in the
past will happen again in the future. Literacy documentation of disasters is important and we should record it well into a legacy of knowledge for future generations.
Based on these findings, we took the initiative to make a documentation of asset knowledge through an interactive website that we named Storified, a verified story.
Storified will focus on
1) Earth History and Knowledge;
2) Socio-cultural history related to past disasters;
3) Disaster Literacy;
4) Youth action in emergency response.
Before we started this initiative, we have made documentaries related to disaster knowledge assets. Repdeman or caring for memories of the 2010 Mentawai tsunami disaster event (https://youtu.be/Ukwf5PYVzEU), and story about youth action in Lombok 2018 titled Millennials in Distress(call) (https://youtu.be/4suvv4EVONc), and currently we are still compling footage for documentary regarding the triple disaster in Central Sulawesi.
We realize there is so many knowledge reproduction from each disaster event, from all the stories and data that we found it will not enough to be compiled into a documentary video. We are also aware that the issue of disaster literacy is a big challenge that have to be resolved by a collective movement. Storified takes part in disaster literacy efforts through an interactive website medium.
Objective and Goal
The objective of this initiative is to be able to provide complete data on the occurrence of disasters that happened in Indonesia. In the series of activities that we have been doing, we work side by side with several researchers from LIPI, BPPT, ITB and others. So that the data displayed will be accurate and academically verified. We have also collaborated with several journalists, artists and the UAV community to get stories and data in different angle from a disaster event.
The goal, Storified can be a reference for disaster research and learning media based on community preparedness. We carry information and data openness, which makes us always ready to collaborate with anyone who wants to make preparedness even better so that more lives can be saved when disasters occur in the future.
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