BMKG Reveals Intriguing Fact Behind Doublet Earthquake at Sunda Strait

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) recorded 32 aftershocks following the doublet earthquakes centered at the Sunda Strait on Sunday noon on May 23. The doublets were recorded to be 4.9 and 5,2 magnitude earthquakes.

    The BMKG coordinator of earthquakes and tsunami, Daryono, on Sunday evening tweeted that he “suspect that [the doublets] is associated with the active faults dextrail in the bottom of the ocean.”

    He revealed that people must “remain vigilant” for the fact that a destructive earthquake once happened at the exact same location on April 1, 1943, which scaled at magnitude 7.1 from the shallow depths of 35 kilometers. 

    Daryono said this ocean floor fault activity still has no name and that the hypocenter of the recent doublet earthquakes had come from a much shallower depth at 10 kilometers. 

    Read: Beware of Buildings with Cracks amid Potential for Aftershocks: BMKG

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