BMKG checks quake, tsunami warning instruments

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The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) conducted a routine inspection to check the readiness of early warning instruments for earthquakes and tsunamis in Yogyakarta and Central Java on Thursday.

The checks were conducted at five equipment shelter points—Abang Temple Seismograph Shelter in Sleman district, UGM Wanagama Shelter, Gedangsari Seismograph Shelter, SBJM Sanden Bantul, and MKJM Shelter in Klaten, Central Java.

“These reviews and checking are routinely being carried out as part of preventive measures to maintain earthquake information systems and tsunami early warnings,” BMKG head Dwikorita Karnawati said in a written statement received here on Thursday.

The southern coast of Java is prone to earthquakes and tsunamis due to the movement of the Indo-Australian and Eurasian tectonic plates, she explained.

Therefore, checks on all early warning tools and instruments must be performed since this pertains to the safety of the people, she added.

“This is part of the BMKG’s effort and commitment to realizing zero victims. We strive to provide information that is not only fast but also precise and accurate,” she remarked.

Karnawati further said that the BMKG has also implemented a work culture that is alert, anticipatory, responsive, and adaptive, considering that natural disasters are unpredictable and can happen at any time.

“We continue to race against time to minimize the risks and losses that may occur in the future,” she added.

In addition to routinely checking all early warning instruments, BMKG is also actively educating the public about disasters, she said.

She expressed the hope that all Indonesian people will always be prepared to face disasters and their impacts. The community must consciously adapt to and anticipate sudden disasters.

Source: Antara News