6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shook Sapudi Island in East Java

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shook Sapudi Island in East Java

ACTNews, SITUBONDO – An earthquake shook Situbondo on Thursday (10/11) less than two hours past midnight, at 1:44 a.m. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at 7.47⁰ S, 114.43⁰ E on the sea 55 kilometers northeast of Situbondo, East Java. The earthquake had no tsunami potential, and the hypocenter was 12-kilometer-deep. According to Indonesian Bureau of Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), the 6.3 magnitude earthquake could be felt in some regions in East Java, Bali, even Lombok.

Based on the analysis of the Seismic Hazard Map, the intensity of the tremors in Denpasar measured III-IV on the Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) Scale, while the tremors measured III MMI in Karangkates, III MMI in Gianyar, III MMI in West Lombok, III MMI in Mataram, III MMI in Pandaan. Still according to BMKG, there was not much damage in general. However, until this report was written, three people have been killed in Sumenep Regency, East Java, by the collapsing buildings. The earthquake was strongly felt by people of Situbondo and Sumenep for 2-5 seconds.

“The three casualties are Nuril Kamiliya (7-year-old, male) from Prambanan Village, Gayam Sub-District, Sumenep, H. Nadhar (55-year-old, female) from Jambusok Hamlet, Prambanan Village, Gayam Sub-District, Sumenep, and an adult male body that is yet to be identified from Prambanan Vilalge, Gayam Sub-District, Sumenep,” said National Disaster Mitigation Board (BNPB) spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Thursday (10/11).

East Java and Sumenep Regional Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD) have observed that a number of damaged houses are located on Sapudi island and in several other sub-districts in Sumenep. Responding to this disaster, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) East Java has dispatched their team to assess the situation on the location after the earthquake.

ACT East Java Branch Manager, Ponco Sri Aryanto stated that the team had departed on Thursday (10/11) morning. It takes three hours to reach the affected location on Sapudi island.

“The team from Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) Sumenep is on the way to the location and estimated to arrive on Sapudi island at noon. It takes three hours to get there by sea transport from Dungklek Harbor,” he explained.

Sapudi is the second largest among the islands east of Madura Island. The Island from which the Karapan Sapi traditional bull race originated was one of the worst-affected areas by the 6.3 magnitude earthquake near Situbondo on Thursday morning. []

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