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Indonesian climatology agency revokes tsunami warning following Chile earthquake

VOI NEWS 15.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 04-04-2014

The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, BMKG has revoked the tsunami warning for the entire Indonesian territory, caused by the 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Chile on Wednesday, April 2. In Jakarta on Thursday evening  BMKG Chierf Andi Eka Sakya said  after the observation, the agencvy has witnessed that the major earthquake did not impact Indonesia due to the distance from Indonesian coastal areas. Andi clarified that on Thursday morning, the agency received information on the wave height from the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu which are closer to Chile that the waves have have reached 0.50 meters high, and therefore Indonesia is considered to be safe from the tsunami waves surge. An earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale that occurred in Chile has caused a 1.92 meters tsunami in the coastal areas of Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua/// Antara


 Satinah`s diyat not paid in installment: Official

Head of the Indonesian National Board of Placement and Protection of Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI), Gatot Abdulah Mansyur has confirmed the diyat or blood money for the release of migrant worker Satinah from execution in Saudi Arabia was paid in cash. As reported by Antara on Thursday (3/4), Gatot Abdulah Mansyur said that for sure Satinah is already freed from punishment by beheading in Saudi Arabia because the diyat shortage for 2 million riyals has been transferred to the victims family. However, the diyat can be accepted only on Sunday, because bank on Friday and Saturday in Saudi Arabia is closed. According to Gatot the diyat from the Indonesian government amounting 3 million riyals and 4 million riyals were donated by various parties including the Association of Labor Export Companies APJATI and one of bank owners in Saudi Arabia. The former Indonesian ambassador to Saudi Arabia further said in the future there should be a regulation about the amount of diyat paid by the government/// Antara

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