International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics and Law

Research Article

Earthquake Disaster Mitigation in Padang, Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-9-2018.2282602,
        author={Roni Ekha Putera and Tengku Rika Valentina and Dan Irawati},
        title={Earthquake Disaster Mitigation in Padang, Indonesia},
        proceedings={International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics and Law},
        keywords={disaster mitigation earthquakes evacuation and the city of padang},
  • Roni Ekha Putera
    Tengku Rika Valentina
    Dan Irawati
    Year: 2019
    Earthquake Disaster Mitigation in Padang, Indonesia
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-9-2018.2282602
Roni Ekha Putera1,*, Tengku Rika Valentina1, Dan Irawati1
  • 1: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Andalas, Padang
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The experience of a large earthquake has occurred in the past few years. Along the subdiction of the west coast of Sumatra, the 2004 Aceh Earthquake and tsunami, the Bengkulu Earthquake in 2007, the Padang Earthquake in 2009 and the Mentawai Earthquake and tsunami in 2010. Based on the research results of Nanyang Technology University and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences in Padang, the Mentawai Megatrusht subduction predicted to be 8.9SR. Such conditions, the City of Padang Government needs to prepare mitigation measures in efforts to reduce disaster risk. Qualitative interpretive research methods, data sources consist of primary data and secondary data. Primary data in the form of interviews and secondary data from the documentation review. The results showed that the Padang city government had prepared mitigation efforts carried out in the form of determining disaster-prone areas, the rules for building construction by earthquake standards, training, and disaster education, determining evacuation areas and evacuation routes. The Padang City Government has also installed earthquake evacuation signs and the making of SOPs in disaster-prone areas.