BMKG Reminds People to Not Provoked About Tsunami

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, April 05 2018 - 18:30 IWST

Kepala BMKG Dwikorita Karnawati (Foto Dok
Kepala BMKG Dwikorita Karnawati (Foto Dok - Jakarta - Head of Climatology Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Dwikorita Karnawati appealed to the public not to be easily provoked by the issue of the tsunami Pandeglang, Banten.

"If the public receives information about meteorology, climatology, geophysics including tsunami please check its validity by checking the BMKG info," Dwikorita told media crew in Jakarta on Thursday (5/4/2018).

Dwikorita through video conference because being in Jayapura, Papua said people can follow BMKG information through website or through BMKG info application which can be downloaded from Mobile Apps and social media BMKG.

"We will always deliver the dissemination via BMKG info that has been validated based on the seismic data," added Dwikorita.

Previously, there was widespread news related to potential tsunami issues that will occur in Pandeglang as high as 57 meters which is actually still the result of expert research modeling and need to be tested its validation.

Deputy of Geophysics BMKG Muhamad Sadly said it was the result of research modeling and study with experts who tested scientifically, but not prediction.

"Therefore, people are encouraged to be more wise in understanding the earthquake and tsunami info especially if the information is still in the form of early studies that have not been tested then the information has not been able to become official guidance that becomes a reference in disaster mitigation efforts," Sadly said.

In the case of the potential tsunami assessment results in Pandeglang, the researcher of the Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) actually did not make predictions, but tried to reveal the potential that still needs further study based on scientific data that is more adequate because the study did not mention when will happen so in this case people are encouraged to remain calm.

BMKG will also continue monitoring the earthquake activity in Indonesia including the potential tsunami of any strong earthquake that occurred.

In addition, BMKG will immediately provide such information quickly in less than five minutes through various dissemination media including SMS, page, social media and BMKG info application.

BMKG and related parties will continue to be active in providing education related to earthquake and tsunami mitigation to stakeholders, communities and the media to support the effectiveness of disaster risk reduction.

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