Diversity, resilience, and tragedy: Three disasters in Palu of Indonesia

Rajindra Rajindra, Ismail Suardi Wekke, Zakir Sabara, Dinil Pushpalal, Muhammad Ahsan Samad, Ahmad Yani, Rofiqul Umam

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The earthquakes that occur in Indonesia are caused by several primary factors such as tectonic plate shifts which lead to the increased earthquake and volcanic activity of. Moreover, the geological condition and the rock structure of swathes of Indonesia constitute the secondary factor that contributes to the danger of these disaster in Indonesia. Various disasters having occurred in the last 2 years and are summarized in this article. This study aims to provide information concerning the history as well as attempts to cope with disasters and the consequent impacts on society following the disasters in Indonesia. A qualitative case study methodology was selected along with sources derived from various community groups and government agencies such as BNPB (The National Agency for Disaster Countermeasure) and BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency) that serve as a reference in this study. The study results delineate that the community's response to the natural disasters led to increased security mitigation efforts made by the community and the government. In addition, it affected social relationship between communities in a positive manner evidenced by participation in helping with the post-disaster recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1592-1607
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Disasters
  • Earthquake
  • Indonesia
  • Palu City


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