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EARTHQUAKE IN INDONESIA . Today, Three Times . March 5, 2012 | Indonesia News


Today, Three Times Earthquake in Indonesia – Today, Monday, March 5, 2012, an earthquake with magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale occurred three times. Seluma Bengkulu earthquake shook southeastern, east of Central Aceh district, and southeastern North Maluku island of Morotai.


The first earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale (SR) rocked Bengkulu at approximately 6:17 pm. Head of the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Kepahiang Dadang P explains, magnitude 5.5 earthquake was located in south latitude and 102.57 4:43 east longitude. The epicenter about 46 kilometers southeast Seluma, Bengkulu. Depth of earthquakes about 15 kilometers.


5.5 magnitude earthquake occurred in the afternoon at 13:55 pm. Epicenter 4.19 LU-97, BT 10 (31 miles southeast of Central Aceh district) at a depth of 10 km.


While the third quake struck at 15:12 pm. There is also the epicenter at 1.93 north latitude and 128.59 east longitude. Location is located 49 kilometers southeast of the island of Morotai, Northern Maluku province with a depth of 10 km.


Although the tsunami did not cause significant harm, asking the community constantly alert BNPB considering the geographical position of Indonesia is located in disaster prone areas. In general, felt the quake weakened by the local community.


“In connection with the earthquake, people are suggested for continuous vigilance,” said Head of Information and Public Relations Data Center BNPB Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. “Earthquakes are a sudden and no signs of impending earthquakes. Order of the complex geology of Indonesia puts Indonesia as a country that has a very high seismic hazard. For kesiapasiagaan it is a necessity. Disasters happen when we are not ready. ”


After the devastating earthquake that happened Japan in mid-March, these disasters seem to occur more frequently in various parts of the world, including in Indonesia itself, which is the last place on the Richter scale Sukabumi even with a small and not dangerous and there is no damage to the infrastructure of buildings affected by the earthquake.


The shock of an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale (SR) is centered at 113 km southwest of Sukabumi depth of 10 km on Sunday (20/3) morning, residents felt Pangelangan, Bandung regency.


“Quite a long time yes, was about two minutes more,” said one village resident Norogtog RW02 RT02, Margamulya Village, District Pangalengan, Bandung regency, on Sunday (20/3).


Although small shocks and do not make physical damage, and other residents claimed Ecep still traumatized by the events of the earthquake that occurred on 2 September 2009 back. “It’s not strong, but still remember the panic as an earthquake at 2009. I still feel traumatized when there are vibrations, “Ecep.


On Friday (18/3) last night, residents also felt the shocks Pangalengan earthquake measuring 3.9 magnitude.

“Yes it was, Friday night there is also an earthquake. So natural that a panic like this, “said Ecep.


An earthquake measuring 5.3 magnitude rocked a number of areas in the southern part of West Java. The earthquake centered 113 km southwest of Sukabumi with a depth of 10 km that occurred at around 8:20 pm.


“The quake was felt in the Sukabumi, Garut, Tasikmalaya and Cianjur.” Said Pepen Efendi, Officer Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) London ..


Not reported any damage from the earthquake that happened. However, the rocking was felt in this area south of West Java.


Pepen identify the source of the quake was in a location that has triggered an earthquake in the region which is 113 km southwest of Sukabumi. The point is the location of plate collision with the plate Indoeuronesia Indoaustronesia quite active. “The point of collision is quite active there, but the location is different from the epicenter in the sea off Tasikmalaya,” said Pepen added.


West Java is the path of the earthquake-prone, high-powered last earthquake occurred on 9 September 2009 that resulted in damage in some areas in the South West Java

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