Banten Jolted by 7.4-magnitude Earthquake

HI-NEWS, BANTEN A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit SumurBanten on Friday (2/8/2019) at 19:03:21 West Indonesia Time (WIB).  The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) called for all people to be aware of tsunami early warning after the earthquake. 

The earthquake was centered in 7.54 south latitude and 104.58 east longitude. It occurred in 147 km in the southwest of SumurBanten with the epicenter depth of 10 km. As quoted by detik.com, Taufan as the head of BMKG Public Relations Division said tsunami potential in SumurBanten was quite big. “This earthquake has tsunami potential,” he stated. 

Besides, the impact of the earthquake also happened in some areas throughout the south beach lane of Java Island and the west beach of Sumatera Island’s southern part. Therefore, several areas are declared in the watch and caution status. The following are the locations with the watch and caution status as uploaded on Instagram account @infobmkg : 

  1. The south of PandeglangBanten is on watch status  
  2. PandeglangPanaitan Island, Banten is on watch status 
  3. Lampung -Barat Pesisir-Selatan is on watch status 
  4. North of PandeglangBanten is on caution status 
  5. LebakBanten is on caution status 
  6. TanggamusTabuan Island, Lampung is on caution status 
  7. Jabar wilayah Sukabumi Ujung-Genteng is on caution status 
  8. East of Tanggamus, Lampung is on caution status 
  9. South of Krakatau Islands, Lampung is on caution status 
  10. South of Legundi Islands, Lampung is on caution status 
  11. Lampung -Barat Pesisir-Tengah is on caution status 
  12. Lampung -Barat Pesisir-Utara is on caution status 
  13. North of Enggano Island, Bengkulu is on caution status 
  14. Kaur, Bengkulu is on caution status 
  15. South of Sebuku Islands is on caution status 
  16. South of Bengkulu is on caution status 
  17. West of SerangBanten is on caution status 
  18. Seluma, Bengkulu is on caution status 

Let’s pray together for our brothers in SumurBanten and its surrounding areas to get protection and strength to face this difficulty from Allah