MATARAM, KOMPAS.com – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) called on people in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) not to panic, to be vigilant and to believe that hoax is circulating in the community.
This is related to the distribution of messages on social media about & # 39; what about the 26th? & # 39; and what is with Sunday? & # 39; who attaches a series of earthquake events on Sunday and 26th.
"So far there is no country with technology in the world that can predict when, where and how many earthquakes will happen exactly the day and the date," said the head of the Mataram Geophysical station Agus Riyanto in a written statement. Kompas.com, Wednesday (22-08-2018).
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BMKG explained that earthquakes occur every day in all parts of the world. But not all earthquakes are felt.
"Not all major earthquakes occurred on the 26th and Sunday," Agus wrote.
BMKG, he added, is the only official agency in Indonesia that notifies earthquakes and tsunami events.
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The people of NTB and the surrounding areas were also asked not to panic, remain calm, always be vigilant and not to believe the news that was not true.
BMKG also urges the public to always coordinate and view the latest information regarding earthquakes via the official website of BMKG www. bmkg.go.id infoBMKG application and BMKG social media.