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Indonesia warns of high waves in some areas

VNA
Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) on August 4 warned that 4-6m waves may attack some areas, including the waters of Bengkulu-Enggano island.

Tsunami caused severe damage in Banten, Indonesia, in December 2018 (Photo: VNA)

Tsunami caused severe damage in Banten, Indonesia, in December 2018 (Photo: VNA)

According to the agency, high waves may also affect southern coasts of Lampung, southern part of Sunda, southern areas of Java and Lombok, as well as the south of Bali-Lombok-Alas strait.

It advised the coastal community to apply preventive measures against the disaster.

However, BMKG Vice Director Mulyono Rahadi said that the warning is not related to the 6.9-magnitude quake that happened in Banten province in August 2, killing five people, injuring four others and damaging 178 houses.

The agency also rejected the rumour of a possible 9-magnitude quake due to no scientific basis. It called on the community to keep a close watch on official forecast.

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire".

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