7 Cities in Indonesia Threatened by Large Earthquakes in the Future. Do you live there
02 Oktober 2018 Septyan Bayu Anggara Travel 392
7 Cities in Indonesia Threatened by Large Earthquakes in the Future. Do you live there It always happens in Indonesia. Disasters come suddenly, victims fall, and always people are busy blaming. It must be admitted that the disaster mitigation in Indonesia that was passed by the ring of fire fire ring was still not sufficient. There is no readiness from the community in the event of a disaster. Whereas disaster mitigation documents and strategies never forget to discuss disaster-prone areas and disaster-prone zoning. But there is always a disaster that takes a lot of lives.

One of the unforeseen natural disasters is an earthquake. The destruction of Palu city hit by a 7.4 SR earthquake and a 1.5-2 meter (even more) tsunami made us all shudder in horror. The world was stunned watching the building collapse even the ground turned into mud. The death toll fell to hundreds of people (the latest data is 844 people despite estimates of more than 1203). We seem surprised, so far there is no preparation if later there will be an earthquake in this earthquake-prone path?

The city of Palu has actually entered the area prone to earthquakes. If you look at the earthquake disaster map, Palu and Donggala enter the red zone considering the legendary Palu-Koro fault. The city of Palu, which is geographically located in the Gulf, is also very prone to tsunamis. Last year, the Palu-Koro fault was predicted to move even though it was not yet known when it would happen.

This time Hipwee wants to tell 7 cities that are prone to major earthquakes in the future. Listen and learn so we can deal with good preparation.

The entire west coast of Sumatra is indeed an earthquake-prone area. One city that is quite vulnerable to major earthquakes is the City of Padang

The western coast of Sumatra is the most prone to earthquakes and tsunamis. In 200 years there have been dozens of large earthquakes ranging from 5 SR-7.6 SR. Finally, the Padang earthquake of 7.6 SR in 2009 also claimed 1,117 casualties. The earthquake in West Sumatra occurred because it was the meeting of 2 Eurasian and Indo Australian plates. In the future, Padang residents must always be ready if an earthquake happens at any time.

Besides Padang, Bengkulu is also very vulnerable to earthquakes. History records the biggest earthquake in Sumatra occurring in Bengkulu

The potential of the earthquake in Bengkulu came from the Mentawai fault which was located approximately 100-200 km west of the Sumatra coast which was formed due to the collision of the Indian-Australian Ocean plate with the Eurasian plate. Mentawai faults will produce earthquakes with earthquake centers in the sea. The biggest earthquake in Sumatra occurred in Bengkulu in 1833. In 2007 Bengkulu also experienced an earthquake of 7.3 SR and 5.9 SR in 2016. Bengkulu residents must be careful about earthquakes.

Lembang Fault in Bandung is predicted by many experts to have the potential to create a great earthquake in the future

Lembang Fault is a fault that extends for 29 km and is 8 km north of the city of Bandung. One of the most feared faults will cause a disaster is the Lembang fault. Its location that divides Bandung has the potential to be a major disaster for the city of Bandung if an earthquake occurs there. It is predicted that the earthquake potential in this region is 6.8 SR and the impact can damage buildings throughout Bandung. In recent years, small earthquakes began to occur frequently in the Lembang fault. The last time a big earthquake occurred around 1450-1460 was quoted from Tirto. About 500 annual Lembang faults gather energy before being released. When did it happen? Nobody knows when an earthquake will occur, at least until now.

Throughout the history of Jogja, earthquakes cannot be released from this city. Starting from the earthquake that devastated the Kraton to the 2006 earthquake which claimed more than 6000 lives

Earthquakes and Jogja are like two sides of a coin, an inseparable alias. How not, in the last 150 years there have been 5 major earthquakes that have hit Yogyakarta and its surroundings. In 1867, Kraton Jogja, Tamansari to Tugu Jogja were damaged at that time. Even the giant water pool surrounding Pulo Cemeti was destroyed. The big earthquake also hit Jogja in 1937, 1943, 1981 to the 2006 Jogja earthquake which killed 6652 people. In the future, the threat of an earthquake in Jogja is still quite large.

The oldest record of a tsunami was recorded in Ambon by Georg Everhard Rumphius in 1674. At that time thousands of people died

February 17, 1674, an earthquake shook Ambon and its surroundings, followed by a tsunami from the Banda Sea. The incident was recorded in a manuscript by Georg Everhard Rumphius, a Dutchman who had long lived in Ambon. He noted that there was a devastating earthquake on Saturday night where many Chinese buildings collapsed. Shortly thereafter a tsunami wave as high as 80 meters and caused 2,243 victims died.

Tectonic arrangements show that Ambon and Seram Island are flanked by two main earthquake sources. Last year there were 88 earthquakes in just 14 hours. After 1674, Ambon was rocked by an earthquake in 1899, 1950, 1980, and 2001. According to the historical record, a major earthquake in 1674 could be repeated in the future.

North Sulawesi also have a history of major earthquakes. Manado even experienced a tsunami in 1837

The North Sulawesi and Halmahera regions in the east are areas prone to earthquakes and tsunamis. If you look at the map of earthquake-prone areas, it appears that the northern part of Sulawesi and Halmahera are often affected by shallow earthquakes. In the past, the Minahasa had been affected by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 1837. After a long sleep, there is a possibility of a major earthquake. Moreover, Manado is in the tectonic fault lane.

Jakarta, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia is threatened with devastation in the event of a major earthquake coming in the future.

Like it or not, living in a fire ring zone must be prepared for the consequences of an earthquake. Jakarta capital city is no exception. The threat of large-scale megatrust earthquakes is a concern for the people of Jakarta. Extra readiness is needed so that the capital can 'survive' if a big earthquake really happens. The state can be paralyzed if a major disaster comes to the capital without being able to be handled properly.

"Its strength is still a debate among experts. It is estimated that between 8.1 SR to 9 SR, "said the Head of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, Dwikorita Karnawati in March 2018 then.

Living in a fertile country like Indonesia has a risk of natural disasters that must be faced. Volcanoes erupt and earthquakes will come without permission. For that, you must be prepared if an earthquake happens at any time. Preparation must be done as early as possible, before it's too late. Like the earthquake and tsunami in Palu that made us all shocked.

Hopefully all victims of the Palu earthquake can be evacuated properly. Indonesia must also increase its vigilance in other earthquake-prone areas. Let's be aware of future disasters!

Source : https://www.hipwee.com/category/travel/