BMKG Records Two 'Zero Earthquake Days' in October



Petir Garda Bhwana

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) on Monday, October 12, did not report the existence of any earthquake activities in its website which made one of the rare days where there were no recorded earthquakes in Indonesia.

    This comes as a unique case as Indonesia is geographically located in the “ring of fire” which commonly records a string of earthquakes on a daily basis. 

    Referring to the BMKG data, this is the second “days with zero earthquakes” that was recorded this month as the previous encounter took place on October 3. Apart from October 3 and October 12, there were at least one earthquake recorded everyday. 

    October also witnessed overlapping earthquakes at the same time where the stronger one dwarfed the smaller-scale earthquake on October 6 where the magnitude 3.6 quake in the Malang Regency was overshadowed by the magnitude 5.0 quake that happened at the same time at Lumajang.

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