The communities that live in the city of Ambon, Teluk Piru, Saparua and its surroundings are worried about the veracity of certain information, which circulates and has become viral in social networks, which says that there will be a great earthquake followed by a great tsunami in Ambon, Piru Bay and Saparua.
In response to these rumors, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) confirmed that the news is false or wrong.
According to the BMKG, in its press release, and in accordance with all official agencies worldwide, there is still no technology that can accurately predict earthquakes in terms of when, where and with how much force they will take place. .
That is why the BMKG called on the community to remain calm and not be influenced by rumors or lies that are unfounded or supported.
Make sure that information about earthquakes and tsunamis only comes from official sources such as the BMKG, and that it is distributed through verifiable communication channels.
BMKG press release
Meanwhile, until Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10.00 local time, the BMKG monitoring results of the earthquakes that occurred on September 26, 2019 in Kairatu, Ambon and Haruku, all with a maximum magnitude of 6.5 °, They showed that there were 264 movements with M=>5.6° and that the smallest was recorded with an M=3.0°. Statistically, the frequency of earthquakes tends to decrease.
Based on the latest updates related to the Kairatu earthquake, transmitted by the Head of the Earthquake and Tsunami Mitigation Section of the BMKG, Vice President of the HAGI Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Division, Dr. Daryono, the series of seismic activities that occurred in Kairartu, Haruku, Masohi and Ambon are purely replicas, the result of the work of the tectonic force after a massive change (deformation) to return to its original position or find a new stable position.
Until Sunday, September 29, 2016, at 7:00, local time, the results of the BMKG monitoring of the Kairatu earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.5 °, showed that there were 597 aftershocks, 69 of which were felt by community.