What’s the odd of Cilacap coast being hit by a 10-meter-high tsunami? Here’s what BMKG has to say

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Dwikorita Karnawati
BMKG chief Dwikorita Karnawati. (Source: Setkab)

Jakarta, IO – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) chief Dwikorita Karnawati warned about the worst natural disaster scenario that may hit the Cilacap coast, an area prone to earthquake and tsunami.

“Cilacap, on the southern coast of Java, directly faces the tectonic collision zone between the Indian Ocean plate and the Eurasian plate. From the results of the tsunami modeling, in a worst-case scenario, it is feared that there is a major 8.7-magnitude earthquake may trigger 10-meter-high tsunami in the megathrust zone,” said Dwikorita, as reported by Detik, Friday (29/7).

Thus, Dwikorita urged the local government and community to continue to prepare for the worst-case scenario which she said is not a prediction, but the result of a study by seismic experts. However, on when it will happen, she said it cannot be ascertained considering that to date there is no single technology capable of predicting when an earthquake will occur.