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HI-NEWS, BANTEN – A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit Sumur, Banten 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 Sumur, Banten 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 Sumur, Banten 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 :
Let’s pray together for our brothers in Sumur, Banten and its surrounding areas to get protection and strength to face this difficulty from Allah