Once again, Indonesia had to face severe test in the month of Ramadan 1430 AH, the exact date of September 02, 2009, an earthquake in the area of Tasikmalaya in West Java which claimed many victims.
Central location of the Earthquake:
The earthquake victims were evacuated to local hospitals. The wild cry of families and children echoed in the treatment room.
Since Wednesday (2 / 9) to Thursday (3 / 9) was recorded there as much as 78 times of aftershocks near the quake epicenter area in Tasikmalaya 8.24 LS BT 107.32. Although many aftershocks occurred, would not be expected strength basis before the main earthquake Wednesday (2 / 9) and.
Data and Information Section Meteorology and Geofisikan (B MKG) stations in Bandung, explains that a subduction quake in southern Jabar be periodic between 115-50 years. Large earthquake in the south of Tasikmalaya last happened in 29 years ago, he said.
At that time, in 1974, an earthquake measuring 6.1 scale ritcher cause damage to 1430 homes and claimed the lives of ten people. 6.5 quake epicenter LS BT 105.3. At that time, had reported a tsunami in the region.
Six years later, an earthquake happens in the same area, but a slightly different epicenter (108.8 LS BT 8.25). 6.4 magnitude earthquake which was damaged SR 10 elementary buildings and the vibrations felt through to Bandung.
Based on the record BMKG, southern region of West Java, Tasikmalaya and Sukabumi in particular is the most common areas affected by the earthquake. Because, in the south of this area, specifically off the coast, there are two meetings subduction zone Indo-Australian plate and Eurasia.
Data Operations Control Center’s National Disaster Management Agency said as many as 18,128 homes a mess. Details of housing units 8885 and 9393 severely damaged houses slightly damaged. Damage in Ciamis District of damaged units 5085 and 6211 slightly damaged units.
The number of dead from the earthquake that struck at 14:55 pm Wednesday that as many as 46 people. Details 10 people in Cianjur regency, 9 people in Garut regency, 2 people in Sukabumi District, 9 people in Tasikmalaya District, 8 people in Bandung Regency, 1 person in West Bandung regency, 2 people in Bogor regency, and 4 people in Ciamis District.
Data injured earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale as many as 10 were seriously injured and 137 slight injuries. While the number of refugees as many as 450 people in Tasikmalaya district and 180 persons in the Kuningan District.
West Java Provincial Government held a meeting yesterday with the National Disaster Management Agency. The result was signed declaration as incident Tasikmalaya earthquake that need emergency treatment. Steps to be taken is to mobilize as many as 6 police helicopter unit to do a survey to the disaster site, the West Java government sent their mobile unit 20 rescue and logistics for distribution to Bandung, Garut, Cianjur and Tasikmalaya.
|Wednesday, September 02, 2009 at 07:55:02 UTCWednesday, September 02, 2009 at 02:55:02 PM at epicenterTime of Earthquake in other Time Zones|
|62.8 km (39.0 miles)|
|105 km (65 miles) SSW of Bandung, Java, Indonesia110 km (70 miles) SSE of Sukabumi, Java, Indonesia
125 km (75 miles) WSW of Tasikmalaya, Java, Indonesia
195 km (120 miles) SSE of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
|horizontal +/- 10.3 km (6.4 miles); depth +/- 18.1 km (11.2 miles)|
|NST= 49, Nph= 49, Dmin=359.7 km, Rmss=1.18 sec, Gp= 68°,M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7|
|USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)|
An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale shook the region of West Sumatra. The earthquake damaged several homes and shopping centers.
The earthquake occurred at 0.84 south latitude location and 99.65 East Longitude. The epicenter was in the 57 kilometers southwest of Pariaman, West Sumatra.
This Warning Center said, if a tsunami happens, it will reach a Padang, West Sumatra, in just a few minutes after the earthquake occurred at 17:17 Western Indonesia Time
PADANG – Body earthquake recorders from the United States (U.S.), the USGS recorded an earthquake in Sumatra strength of 7.9 on the Richter scale. Different approximately 0.3 on the Richter scale with the earthquake in Indonesia recorder, which recorded 7.6 earthquake SR.
In addition to the power of the earthquake, the USGS said on Wednesday (30/9/2009) also recorded the quake-related sources. BMKG noted epicenter in Padang Pariaman, West Sumatra, while the USGS recorded in South Sumatra (Palembang) with a depth of 85 kilometers.
The earthquake was also felt to Pekanbaru, Riau, and Sibolga, North Sumatra. Even the earthquake was also felt to neighboring countries, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Singapura and Fhilipina.