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7/25/2007

Indonesia Susceptible To Giant Waves Raging Until July 28

Indonesia Tsunami Warning
YOGYAKARTA, July 24 (Bernama) -- Giant waves ranging from 2.5 meters to five meters high may still hit several parts of Indonesia, and in Indian Ocean south of Java island until July 28.

Head of the Data and Informatiion section of the Geophysics Stations at the Yogyakarta Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG) Yogyakarta Tiar Prasetya said here that the giant waves had been hitting certain parts of the country since last Saturday, and predicted to continue raging until this Saturday.

Quoting Tiar, Antara, Indonesian news agency reported that the giant waves hit the waters west of Aceh, in the Indian Ocean west of Bengkulu and Lampung, in the Indian Ocean south of Java island, in the Java Sea, southern parts of Karimata strait, Masalembo waters, Southeast Sulawesi waters, South Sulawesi waters, Indian Ocean south of Bali and Nusa Tenggara.

The giant waves also hit the Bali Sea, Flores Sea, Sawu Sea, Rote strait, Fak Fak strait, Arafura and Merauke Seas.

Tiar also said that the wind was blowing from the east to southeast at a speed of 28-40 km per hour and the giant waves such as these are a real threat to all kinds of ships," he said.
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