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Indonesia safe from tsunami threat from Chile earthquake

VOI NEWS 19.00 Local Time, GMT+7, 03-04-2014

The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics, BMKG, declared that Indonesia is safe from the tsunami threat following the 8.2 Richter Scale earthquake in Chile on Wednesday, April 2. The agency Chief Andi Eka Sakya on Thursday said that the 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Chile, has already caused a 1.92 meters tsunami in the coastal areas of Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning Center, InaTEWS, which is located in the climatology agencys building, also issued a tsunami warning, stating that that tsunami will hit several regions in Indonesia. Warnings were issued by the tsunami propagation analysis that mentioned that there are 115 locations in the districts or cities of 19 provinces across Indonesia that will be potentially hit by the tsunami. The climatology agency also mentioned that the tsunami warning for the entire territory of Indonesia ended at 08.30. (ANTARA)

National sugar production to rise

National sugar production in 2014 is predicted to increase compared to last year's production. Senior Advisor of Indonesian Sugar Association (DGI), Adig Suwandi explained that sugar cane cultivation areas reached 472,792 hectares (ha). Sugar cane productivity is expected to reach 76.5 tones per ha with a yield of 8.09 percent. Indonesia will be self-sufficient in domestic sugar consumption if the production target reaches 2.6 million tones. DGI's data showed that sugar production centers are still concentrated in Java with total area of 305,302 ha. Production of milled sugar cane reached 23,381,748 tonnes. Some sugar cane plantation in Java estimated to decrease due to a less favorable sugar prices in 2013. (ROL)


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