Daily Archives: June 2, 2019

Mt. Merapi sups four termors on Sunday

Yogyakarta (ANTARA) – The Center for Research and Development of Geological Disaster Technology (BPPTKG) said that Mount Merapi on the border of the Special Region of Yogyakarta and Central Java experienced four tremor avalanches on Sunday.

The head of BPPTKG Hanik Humaida in his official statement said that the tremors were recorded during the observation period from 00.00-06.00 WIB with an amplitude of 3-9 mm and lasted 47-71 seconds.

Visual observations show that the most active volcanic crater in Indonesia has a thin, medium, and white intensity of white and gray smoke up to 20 meters thick above the top of a mountain crater.

On the volcano, the wind blew weakly to the south, the air temperature was 14-20.4 degrees Celsius, air humidity was 59-91 percent, and air pressure was 567-708 mmHg.

Hanik also mentioned that as of June 1, 2019 there have been 72 events of hot clouds with a sliding distance of an average of 1 km and a maximum of 2 km towards Kali Gendol.

Based on the modeling of hot clouds from the potential collapse of the current volume of lava domes of 458,000 cubic meters, the distance of the farthest hot cloud slide is not expected to exceed 3 km from the summit of Mount Merapi towards Gendol River.

Seismicity is currently dominated by earthquake avalanches which are 30 times / day, followed by earthquake multiphase (MP) 4 times / day, low frequency (LF) 3 times / day, and blowing tremor 3 times / day. For shallow volcanic-tectonic earthquakes (VTB) and deep volcanic-tectonic earthquakes (VTA) occur occasionally.

In addition, the emergence of MP seismicity indicates that the supply of magma in Mount Merapi is still ongoing although at a low rate.

“Based on the condition of the volcanic activity, the activity status is still set at the alert level,” Hanik said.

In the meantime BPPTKG does not recommend climbing activities except for the purposes of investigation and research related to disaster mitigation.

BPPTKG urged residents not to carry out activities within a three kilometer radius from the summit of Mount Merapi.

However, according to him, tourist objects around Mount Merapi such as the Kaliurang, Kaliadem, Klangon, Deles and other areas outside the 3 km radius from the summit are safe to visit.

Source: ANTARA News

400 police personnel oversee Ani Yudhoyono’s mourning home

Gunungputri, Bogor (ANTARA) – The West Java Regional Police deployed some 400 personnel to oversee surrounding areas of the funeral home of Ani Yudhoyono, the wife of the sixth Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), in Puri Cikeas, Gunungputri sub-district, Bogor district, West Java since Saturday (June 1, 2019).

“We will arrange the flow of visitors so there will be no overcrowding of people who would like to pay final respect to the late first lady Ani Yudhoyono at the mourning home,” West Java Regional Police Chief, Inspector General Rudy Sufahriadi said here on Sunday.

Sufahriadi stated that the security will not only be carried out around the mourning home, but also at several other roads that become the path of the mourners to go to the mourning home and the roads from the home to the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta.

“We will facilitate mourners by securing their ways to go to the mourning home and to the cemetery . This is a form of final respect from all members of the National Police to the late first lady Mrs. Ani Yudhoyono,” he said.

The body of Indonesia’s First Lady from 2004-2014 Kristiani Herrawati or Ani Yudhoyono is laid to rest in the Cikeas Hall for a while at 08:00 a.m. in order to provide an opportunity for the people who would pay their final respects to the first lady.

Then at 12:00 a.m., the funeral procession will be continued with Dzuhur prayer and the congregation prayer for the late first lady at Cikeas Hall.

After the funeral ceremony, the body of late first lady Ani Yudhoyono will be departed to the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta.

Ani Yudhoyono’s body arrived at the mourning home in Cikeas, Bogor district on Saturday night (June 1, 2019) at 11:08 p.m. The convoy bringing Ani Yudhoyono’s body arrived at the mourning home a few minutes after President Joko Widodo’s motorcade arrived at the home at 10:52 p.m. local time.

The return of Ani Yudhoyono’s body to Cikeas, Bogor was expedited from the original schedule of returning from Singapore on Sunday morning.

Kristiani Herawati, a daughter of Sarwo Edhie Wibowo (an Indonesian military leader) died at 11.50 local time at Singapore’s National University Hospital (NUH) on Saturday.

Ani Yudhoyono suffered from blood cancer and was being treated at NUH.

Source: ANTARA News

Oil potentials in Indonesia need more exploration: association

Jakarta (ANTARA) – President of the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) Tumbur Parlindungan expects oil and gas exploration activities in Indonesia to be encouraged given that there are still many oil reserves in the Southeast Asia region.

“Unfortunately, in the past 15 years, exploration activities have been quite minimal in Indonesia. In fact, many other countries whose oil and gas reserves are less than those of Indonesia have been improving for upstream oil and gas investments,” Tumbur Parlindungan said in a press release received here on Sunday.

He stated that at present, Indonesia is having opportunities and challenges in restoring the glory of the upstream oil and gas sector.

This, he continued, can be done by restoring the interest and enthusiasm of global oil and gas investors to carry out exploration and exploitation in the country.

“National oil and gas reserves are proven to be still relatively large in the Southeast Asia region, even in Asia. It’s just that there needs to be additional oil and gas reserves realized by exploration,” said Tumbur.

For this reason, he said, this fact should be of concern to all stakeholders, considering that the portion of oil and gas in national energy needs is still highest when compared to coal, or with new and renewable energy.

Based on the General Plan of National Energy (RUEN), the target of mixed fossil energy in 2025 reaches 47 percent compared to 43.5 percent in 2050. .

Still based on RUEN, national oil production is projected at 567,000 barrels of oil per day (BOPD) in 2025, while in 2050 it is 698,000 barrel oil per day (BOPD).

Meanwhile, the national crude oil refinery needs in 2025 reached 2.19 million BOPD and increased to 4.61 million BOPD in 2050.

Assuming that national oil production is absorbed by 100 percent for domestic needs, national crude oil imports in 2025 will range from 1.67 million BOPD and 3.92 million BOPD by 2050.

Source: ANTARA News

Ani Yudhoyono is the figure of the Indonesian Nation Mother: Observer

Makassar (ANTARA) – UMI (Makasar Muslim University)’s Communication Observer Dr. Hadwiah Hatita said the late Ani Yudhoyono was a mother of the Indonesian Nation who accompanied her husband in state duties and as a mother for her children.

“Ms. Ani with a social political degree background is able to implement her knowledge in assisting her husband in carrying out state duties while serving as president, and encouraging his children to take part in politics,” Hadawiah said here on Sunday.

According to her, the role as the first lady when accompanying Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) as the 6th president at the time, was attached with his duties. even moment after moment was always captured through the snapshot.

Ani also raised social life through photos and her visit was either accompanying SBY or his duties as first lady.

With her journalistic abilities and instincts, photographs of Ani Yudhoyono’s works are able to translate conditions that occur in the field.

“Social communication and political communication are controlled by Ms. Ani and it comes out naturally as a person who is sensitive to the environment,” said the Head of the UMI Communication Study Program.

Not surprisingly, on her way to accompanying her husband and children, her vision and mission were able to facilitate and spur the performance of both the husband and her child acting in the political world.

In this regard, continued the alumnus of the Padjadjaran University postgraduate program, this humble daughter of an army general deserves to be an Indonesian mother figure who deserves to be a role model for others.

Source: ANTARA News