Japan gets the effects of the eruption of Mount Tonga, BMKG reveals the impact of the eruption on Indonesia
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said Indonesia’s condition was caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano, Tonga.
On January 15, 2022 at 11.27 WIB, the underwater volcanic eruption of Tonga, located in the South Pacific.
The underwater volcanic eruption caused a tsunami in the Twofold Bay area, Australia on January 15, 2022 at 19.05 WIB with a height of 67 cm and in the Lombrum Manus Island area, Papua New Guinea on January 15, 2022 at 20.00 WIB with a height of 20 cm.
In addition to the area, the underground volcanic eruption of Tonga also affected Japan.
Japan was reportedly hit by a tsunami on Sunday, January 16, 2022, in the morning local time.
As a result, as many as 210,000 residents were asked to stay away from the coast because of the potential for a tsunami as high as three meters that might hit several islands of southwest Japan.
When viewed through the coastline, the position of Japan that was hit by the tsunami passed Indonesia first.
Therefore, the BMKG explained Indonesia’s conditions regarding the impact caused by the Tonga underwater volcanic eruption.
“Based on the results of sea level observations conducted by the Meteorology; Climatology; and Geophysics Agency (BMKG); the volcanic eruption did not cause a tsunami in Indonesian territory,” said Head of the BMKG Earthquake and Tsunami Center, Bambang Setiyo Prayitno.
“The tsunami threat does not pose a danger in Indonesian territory. Therefore, the public is urged to remain calm and not be influenced by issues that cannot be justified,” he said again.