Moderate earthquake again rocks Bengkulu’s Mukomuko district

Jakarta – A 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest of Mukomuko District in Bengkulu Province on early Sunday but there were no instant reports on casualties or damages.

The epicenter of the quake that happened at 00.55 a.m. regional time was located around 125 km far from southwest of Mukomuko District at a depth of 27 kilometers, the Meteorology, Meteorology, and Geophysics Company (BMKG) revealed.

This early Sunday’s earthquake did not activate a tsunami. It was the 2nd incident following the 5.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked the location on Saturday morning.

The firm prompted regional citizens to remain calm however keep vigilant, and to eliminate unwarranted concerns. Rather, they are advised to keep upgraded with details disseminated by BKMG and other government companies.

Found in the southwestern coast of Sumatra, Bengkulu is kept in mind as one of provinces in the island which is vulnerable to earthquake and tsunami. A number of provinces situated in the northern parts of Sumatra are also vulnerable to comparable disasters.

According to the Deli Serdang Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Firm (BMKG) in North Sumatra Province, there had been 156 earthquakes that rocked the northern parts of Sumatra Island from Sept 25 to Oct 1, 2020.

On Sept 30, for example, earthquakes jolted the districts of Aceh Barat Daya, Nagan Raya, Bener Meriah, and Aceh Jaya in Aceh Province.

Earthquakes regularly rock numerous parts of Indonesia due to the fact that the country pushes the Circum-Pacific Belt, likewise known as the Ring of Fire, where several tectonic plates meet and trigger frequent volcanic and seismic activities.

Among the most dangerous earthquakes in Indonesia that took place over these past two years was the one that struck numerous locations of Central Sulawesi Province.

The 7.4-magnitude earthquake which was followed by tsunami that struck the areas of Palu city and the districts of Donggala, Paringi Moutong, and Sigi on Sept 28, 2018, claimed 2,102 lives, injured 4,612, and rendered 680 others missing.

A total of 68,451 houses were seriously harmed, and 78,994 individuals were displaced.

Due to a large number of rotting remains, the authorities and humanitarian workers decided to bury them in mass graves.

Meanwhile, product losses caused by the twin deadly disasters were approximated to reach Rp1529 trillion.

The provincial capital of Palu took the brunt of the catastrophe, with material damage and losses recorded at Rp7.6 trillion, or 50 percent of the overall price quote, according to the National Catastrophe Mitigation Agency (BNPB).

The material damage and losses in Sigi district were taped at Rp4.9 trillion, or 32.1 percent, Donggala district at Rp2.1 trillion, or 13.8 percent, and Parigi Moutong district at Rp631 billion, or 4.1 percent.

02 trillion, the firm exposed in October 2018.

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