Indonesia trembling again, this timeterror scaled to expected tsunami
#Cosmoread: Indonesia a beautifulisland country with its seven provinces is always adored by the world. It’s a favorite and most visited tourist spot in Asia and in the world. This beautiful creation of islands surrounded by blue sea and its unique spread makes one believe that god is definitely an artist. Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku Islands and Western New Guinea make the immensely adorable country Indonesia. But as every coin has two sides so does country Indonesia. It is extensively attracted by earthquakes.
The land often tremors here leaving all around it, in shock and agony. The same was repeated today on the 02nd of March 2016.The earth shook around 19.49 according to the countries local time; it would be around 12.49 GMT. The magnitude registered on the rector scale is 8.3 SR. It has occurred in SouthWestarea of Mentawai & Sumbar in about 706 km as analysed by the seismologist.
Why Indonesia is Earthquake prone?
The natural in habitat and geographical conditions of these islands are bounded by the tectonic plates. Tectonic plate means earth’s surface
that move or shift. These plates are below in the deep sea hence often they are mistaken as tsunami. But these sudden tremors are capable of bringing in the tsunami depending on its intensity. Continents which are based on these grounds or share boundaries with them feel these changes, which is termed as an earthquake.
These are Indonesia’s exact conditions geographical conditions and therefore the land shakes or faces earthquake. India, Australia, Pacific and Eurasian are the countries with whom Indonesia shares its boundaries. These all natural conditions suit earthquake and leaves Indonesia as an earthquake addict.
The epicentre was situated at 500 miles approximately 805km southwest and deep 24km from the city of Padang. The country’s National Meteorological Agency has raised an alarm for tsunami, immediately after the tremors. Australia has asked citizens of Western Australia, Cocos Island and Christmas Island to be on precautionary measures for tsunami.However countries like India and Sri Lanka are not facing the tsunami threat.
The buildings started shaking and people rushed out. Citizens were moving towards higher ground level in order to protect themselves from tsunami. This all brought in huge traffic jams in the city of Padang. All kind of communication was in the island of Mentawai were jammed as the earthquake’s epicentre was close to it.
After the massacre due to tsunami and earthquake in the year 2004, many countries have installed tsunami monitoring machines. These machines initiate the warning and groups in charge get active.
Indonesia is naturally placed on the Pacific Ring Of Fire which enables a collection of earth plates and it leads to natural calamities like earthquakes and tsunami.