Earthquake Strikes Malang, Residents Shouldn’t be too Fear

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Up to October 2021, Malang has been jolted by two earthquakes. The first was on April 10, 2021; the second is what has been striking today. Up to the last week of October, it has been 45 times along the southern seashore of Java. The biggest was today.

Earthquake Strikes Malang, Residents Shouldn’t be too Fear

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5.3 Magnitudes earthquake strikes Malang today (October 22, 2021), at around 09:23 A.M. According to Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the earthquake was centered at 78 kilometers of the southwest of Malang Regency at 33 kilometers depth.

Even though the earthquake does not potentially cause a tsunami, it brings on people’s solitudes and fears. Detik.com, through its page reporting that tens of students’ parents suddenly trickle into the school’s square soon after having felt quake’s tremor. This happens at a Senior High School (SMA) 1 in Sumberpucung, one of the nearest district to quake’s center.

Over now, there has no any official reports yet from the home authority. However, by sightseeing the magnitudes, at least there would be any moderate damages on buildings such as house, school, or any other public facilities. On April 2021, for instance, earthquake wrecks a lot of houses and mosques, from the minimal up to the very serious damages, only with 6.3 magnitudes. However, it was reported that many houses are damaged at moderate level regions neighboring Malang regency, such as Blitar and Lumajang.

Up to October 2021, Malang has been jolted by two earthquakes. The first was on April 10, 2021; the second is what has been striking today. Up to the last week of October, it has been 45 times along the southern seashore of Java. The biggest was today.

Residents of southern seashore of Java (Bali as well) are threaten by this natural disaster. Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), on a special study about the potentiality earthquake of the southern seashore of Java in 2018, revealed that the coastline would be swept by a tsunami as high as 20 meters. By the mid of 2021, BMKG also predicted that the southern coastline of East Java would have been struck by a tsunami.

The current calamity may cause the feeling of sacred amidst residents along the coastline. But, BMKG officer states that residents shouldn’t be too fear.

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