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Jakarta Post

Seismic activities on the rise. What we know so far.

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya
    Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 22, 2019   /  10:17 am
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A screen capture of the USGS website showing recent earthquakes on July 14.(JP/-)

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit on Aug. 12 Jembrana regency in Bali. The earthquake was not so powerful, but it was only one of the many earthquakes that occurred in the past few months across the archipelago. There were also earthquakes with bigger magnitudes that occurred in the country, such as the 6.9-magnitude earthquake on the southern coast of Banten on Aug. 2 that killed four people.  In the eastern part of Indonesia there was also the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the Banda Sea, Maluku, and the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Central Memberamo regency in Papua on the same day on June 24.  The recent series of earthquakes has raised questions on whether there is an increase in seismic activity in the country and whether it would continue in the months ahead.  The head of the Meteorology, Climatology and Ge...