Beware of Aftershocks for West Sulawesi – Nasional

TNI officers participated in the search for earthquake victims in West Sulawesi, Friday (15/1/2021). Photo: ANTARA / HO / Public Relations of the South Sulawesi Provincial Government, JAKARTA – BNPB appealed to the public to remain calm and alert to the possibility of aftershocks in West Sulawesi (Sulbar).

“People are advised to remain calm and alert to the possibility of aftershocks of significant strength,” said Head of the BNPB Disaster Data, Information and Communication Center Raditya Jati in a statement on Friday (15/1).

He added that significant aftershocks could trigger landslide landslides and rockfall rockfalls, so that people in hilly areas with steep cliffs need to be vigilant.

He said, learning from history that the coast of Majene, West Sulawesi, was once hit by a tsunami that was triggered by an earthquake such as in 1969, so people especially those in coastal or coastal areas should be alert. If you feel a strong earthquake, immediately stay away from the beach.

“To continue to raise awareness, the public is also asked not to easily believe all information with unclear sources,” he said.

He added, people are also advised not to believe fake news or hoaxes regarding predictions and predictions of earthquakes that will occur with greater strength and a tsunami will occur.

Meanwhile, the results of the analysis by the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) explained that the tectonic earthquake that rocked the Majene region, West Sulawesi, was a type of shallow crustal earthquake caused by active fault activity.

The results of the analysis were obtained by paying attention to the location of the epicenter or epicenter and the depth of the hypocenter, both the first and second significant earthquakes.

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