11 earthquakes shook Sunda strait in a row


Illustration Illustration - Earthquake shook Sunda Strait 11 times in a row on Thursday, January 10th. However, according to Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) none of them had the potential to cause tsunami.

“The earthquake activity did not cause the raise of water level along the coast of Sunda Strait,” said the head of Earthquake and Tsunami Center of BMKG, Rahmat Triyono.

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BMKG said that the earthquake happened 11 times, with the average magnitude of 3,0 which slowly reduced to 2,8 with 1 km hypocenter. It happened from 04:59 p.m. to 08:35 p.m. local time. The activity was located on 36.5 km radius from Mount Anak Krakatau.

Rahmat said that the monitoring result of BMKG showed that the earthquake did not cause the raise of water level. The earthquake activity was detected in seven BMKG stations, in Tangerang, Serang, Cigeulis, Muara Dua, Bandar Lampung, Sukabumi and Liwa.

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“We ask civilians to stay calm and not be influenced by information that cannot be proven. Official information only comes from BMKG,” he said.


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