BMKG Responds to Fatal Abrasion in Amurang, North Sulawesi

17 June 2022 09:30 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Manado - The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) commented on the sudden abrasion in Amurang which caused heavy damage to 31 houses, five inns, a cafe, and one bridge. 

A viral video circulating on social media showed the incident of lands and buildings sinking and plunging to the sea on Wednesday, June 15. Like flooding without rain, the buildings collapsed when the sea waves were calm.

“It is considered calm waves at only 0-0.5 meter high,” said the BMKG’s Maritime Meteorology Station official, Ricky Daniel Aror, on Thursday, June 16, 2022.

The weather was confirmed sunny and no heavy rain showered the region. Thus, it did not directly affect the incident. Ricky hoped that people and related agencies could look into the history of waves in the region as a reference for development.

The land erosion in Amurang severely damaged bridges and buildings on the coast on Wednesday afternoon, around 14:00 Central Indonesian Time (WITA). The incident precisely occurred in Uwuran Village and Bitung Village, Amurang District, South Minahasa Regency, North Sulawesi. A total of 266 people from 69 families were evacuated.

The Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) suspected that the collapse of the bridge, boulevard roads, coastal safety walls, and residential houses was triggered by coastal abrasion.

ANTARA

Click here to get the latest news updates from Tempo in Google News

 

Greater Bandung Enters Dry Season; BMKG Warns of Potential Drought

10 jam lalu

Greater Bandung Enters Dry Season; BMKG Warns of Potential Drought

The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) states that the dry season lasts from June to September 2022.


Most Regions to Likely Experience Rain: BMKG Weather Forecast

19 jam lalu

Most Regions to Likely Experience Rain: BMKG Weather Forecast

The BMKG weather forecast for Tuesday, July 5, predicts rain will fall over a number of Indonesian regions.


BMKG Issues Early Weather Warning; Expect Rainfall, High Tide

1 hari lalu

BMKG Issues Early Weather Warning; Expect Rainfall, High Tide

BMKG issued a weather forecast for Monday, July 4, predicting medium-intensity rainfall over a number of Indonesian regions.


33 Hotspots Detected in East Kalimantan: BMKG

2 hari lalu

33 Hotspots Detected in East Kalimantan: BMKG

East Kalimantan has been warned of potential wildfires as the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has detected 33 hotspots.


BMKG's Forecast on Air Temperature: 33C in Indonesia, 46C in Mecca

8 hari lalu

BMKG's Forecast on Air Temperature: 33C in Indonesia, 46C in Mecca

BMKG is still monitoring the cyclonic rotation in the southwest of the Philippines which could affect Indonesia's weather today, June 27, 2022.


Earthquake Jolts Bali's Kuta, West Lombok on Sunday evening

8 hari lalu

Earthquake Jolts Bali's Kuta, West Lombok on Sunday evening

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake rocked areas in Bali and West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday evening, June 26, 2022.


Rain Expected Over Jakarta in Latest BMKG Weather Forecast

11 hari lalu

Rain Expected Over Jakarta in Latest BMKG Weather Forecast

Light rain is expected to shower Jakarta from noon to evening on Friday, June 24, according to Friday's BMKG weather forecast.


BMKG Weather Forecast June 23: Brief Storm for South Jakarta

12 hari lalu

BMKG Weather Forecast June 23: Brief Storm for South Jakarta

BMKG suggests there will be a potential short storm bursts in the South and East Jakarta areas this noon and afternoon.


East Nusa Tenggara Hit by M 5.6 Earthquake: BMKG

13 hari lalu

East Nusa Tenggara Hit by M 5.6 Earthquake: BMKG

An earthquake measured at 5.5 Magnitude struck the City of Ruteng in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) on Wednesday.


BMKG Issues Early Warning of Forest, Land Fires in East Nusa Tenggara

13 hari lalu

BMKG Issues Early Warning of Forest, Land Fires in East Nusa Tenggara

The BMKG issued an early warning of potential forest and land fires in most areas of East Nusa Tenggara.