SURAU AL ZALZALAH (99)

Apabila bumi digegarkan dengan gegaran yang sedahsyat-dahsyatnya, Serta bumi itu mengeluarkan segala isinya, Dan berkatalah manusia (dengan perasaan gerun); “Apa yang sudah terjadi kepada bumi?” Pada hari itu bumipun menceritakan khabar beritanya: Bahawa Tuhanmu telah memerintahnya (berlaku demikian). Pada hari itu manusia akan keluar berselerak (dari kubur masing-masing) – untuk diperlihatkan kepada mereka (balasan) amal-amal mereka. Maka sesiapa berbuat kebajikan seberat zarah, nescaya akan dilihatnya (dalam surat amalnya)! Dan sesiapa berbuat kejahatan seberat zarah, nescaya akan dilihatnya (dalam surat amalnya)! [99. Az-Zalzalah]

Selasa, 20 Ogos 2013

Guru, pelajar sekolah di Baling rasai kesan gegaran




2013/08/20 - 16:01:42 PM
 
BALING: Gempa bumi lemah berukuran 3.8 pada skala Ricther yang melanda daerah ini pagi tadi turut dirasai guru dan pelajar di Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Bandar, Siong dekat sini.

Guru Besar sekolah itu, Muhd Fadzli Shaari berkata guru dan pelajar yang berada di tingkat satu bangunan sekolah merasai gegaran kecil yang berlaku dalam beberapa ketika sehingga menyebabkan mereka berasa loya.

Beliau berkata Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia turut menghubungi pihak sekolah berkenaan untuk mengesahkan gegaran itu selepas kira-kira 10 minit kejadian.

Seorang guru, Lydia Zephaniah berkata dia merasai gegaran ketika sedang mengajar, namun tidak mengesyaki ia disebabkan gempa bumi sehingga pihak sekolah menerima panggilan daripada Jabatan Meteorologi.

"Saya hanya duduk di kerusi dan melihat pelajar saya setelah merasai kelainan yang tidak pernah saya alami selama ini," katanya kepada pemberita di sini hari ini.

Menurut kenyataan Jabatan Meteorologi hari ini, gempa bumi yang melanda Kupang di sini pada 8.26 pagi, berpusat di 11km selatan Baling dan kesan gegaran boleh dirasai di sekitarnya. – BERNAMA

Gempa bumi lemah landa Kupang, Kedah



Gempa bumi lemah landa Kupang, Kedah
10:53AM Ogos 20 2013  

Gempa bumi lemah berukuran 3.8 pada skala Ricther melanda Kupang di Kedah pada 8.26 pagi ini, menurut Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia.

Gempa bumi itu berpusat di 11km selatan Baling dan gegaran kesan boleh dirasai di sekitarnya, menurut kenyataan jabatan itu di Kuala Lumpur.

- Bernama

Selasa, 23 Julai 2013

Gempa Bumi Lemah Berlaku Dekat Kudat, Sabah



Gempa Bumi Lemah Berlaku Dekat Kudat, Sabah
23 Julai 2013

KOTA KINABALU: Satu gempa bumi lemah bermagnitud 3.6 pada skala Richter dilaporkan berlaku berhampiran Kudat, bahagian pantai utara Sabah pada kira-kira pukul 9.14 pagi Selasa.

Menurut kenyataan yang dikeluarkan Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia di sini, pusat gempa bumi terletak di 6.8 (darjah) Utara dan 117.1 (darjah) Timur iaitu kira-kira 377 kilometer barat daya dari Palawan, Filipina dan 11km dari Pitas, Sabah.

Gegaran turut dirasai di Pitas, Sabah.

Jabatan itu sedang memantau keadaan dan akan memaklumkan maklumat terkini. - BERNAMA

Jumaat, 7 Jun 2013

Gegaran awal pagi



Gegaran awal pagi
7 Jun 2013

Tawau: Beberapa penduduk daerah ini terkejut apabila berasa gegaran akibat gempa bumi berpusat 31 Kilometer (KM) dari Kota Tarakan, Indonesia,. kira-kira 118km dari Tawau, awal pagi semalam.

Bagaimanapun, tinjauan mendapati tidak ramai penduduk mengetahui mengenai kejadian itu kerana ia berlaku pada awal pagi ketika orang ramai masih tidur.

Ketua Balai Bomba Tawau Rudy Fredzek berkata, gegaran jelas dapat dirasai di pekarangan balai bomba kira-kira jam 3.23 pagi.

Menurutnya, pihaknya mengambil langkah awal dengan melakukan rondaan sekitar pusat bandar bagi memastikan tiada kejadian tidak diingini.

“Setakat ini, tiada sebarang kemusnahan yang membabitkan kejadian gempa bumi berkenaan dilaporkan berlaku,” katanya ketika dihubungi, semalam. Rudy berkata, sehingga kini pihak bomba masih diletakkan dalam keadaan berjaga-jaga dan operasi memantau masih dijalankan.

Sementara itu, orang ramai yang ditemui terkejut apabila diberitahu mengenai kejadian gegaran akibat daripada gempa bumi berkenaan.

Seorang penduduk yang ditemui, Norazman Junaidi, 31, berkata, ketika kejadian dia sedang tidur dan terkejut akibat gegaran berkenaan.

Menurutnya, walaupun tidak kuat, namun gegaran itu dapat dirasai dalam tempoh kurang 10 saat.

“Pada mulanya saya beranggapan mungkin hanya bermimpi kerana keadaan berlaku sangat pantas dan kembali tidur semula selepas itu.

“Pada pagi ini (semalam), rupa-rupanya gegaran berkenaan benar berlaku selepas saya melihat banyak komen di Facebook,” katanya ketika ditemui, semalam.

Menurut Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia, gempa bumi lemah berukuran 4.9 pada skala Richter berlaku di Borneo pada 3.23 pagi ini.

Khamis, 6 Jun 2013

Gempa bumi lemah landa Borneo

6 Jun 2013

Gempa bumi lemah berukuran 4.9 pada skala Richter berlaku di Borneo pada 3.23 pagi ini, menurut Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia.

Gempa bumi itu berpusat di 31km Barat Laut dari Tarakan, Indonesia dan 118km Barat Daya dari Tawau, Sabah dan dirasai gegarannya di Tawau.

Menurut jabatan itu dalam kenyataan yang dikeluarkan di Kuala Lumpur, ia sedang memantau perkembangan kejadian itu.

Di Tawau, Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia (JBPM) menerima panggilan kecemasan daripada orang ramai yang merasai gegaran akibat gempa bumi yang melanda Borneo itu.

Menurut jurucakap JBPM Tawau, pihaknya menerima beberapa panggilan daripada orang awam sekitar pukul 3.30 pagi berhubung perkara itu.

"Setakat ini tiada sebarang kejadian yang melibatkan apa-apa kemusnahan," katanya.

-Bernama

Sabtu, 9 Februari 2013

Moderate earthquake in Malaysia can occur anytime


9 February 2013

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 9, 2013): Although Malaysians may feel that the country is not prone to earthquakes, experts believe otherwise.

Located at the peripheral of the ring of fire and beside two neighbours, Indonesia and the Philippines, which have seen violent episodes of seismological activities in the past few years, the chances of being jolted by at least one moderate earthquake cannot be ruled out.

So far, Malaysia has only encountered strong vibrations and aftershocks after its neighbours were hit by strong earthquakes.

In 2012, the Meteorological Department had detected eight earthquakes in the eastern part of the country, in Sabah and Sarawak (between 2 and 4.5 on the Richter scale).

Six earthquakes had occurred in Sabah (Tambunan, Kota Marudu, Kudat, Beluran, Kunak and Keningau) and two earthquakes had occurred in Belaga, Sarawak. However, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale in Lahat Datu in Sabah in 1976 is believed to be the strongest earthquake so far.

THE THREAT IS REAL

A seismology expert, Dr Mohd Rosaidi Che Abas, 54, said the threat of an earthquake in Malaysia cannot be ignored. The Meteorological Department's Deputy Director (Application) said some of the country's most vulnerable areas are Bukit Tinggi in Pahang and Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan.

A relatively strong earthquake can hit these areas and some parts of Sabah and Sarawak.

"Previously, a moderate earthquake had occurred in Lahad Datu, Sabah, and it is possible for a moderate earthquake to occur in other areas located at or near active fault lines.

"Malaysia is close to areas that have experienced strong earthquakes, including Sumatra and the Andaman Sea, while Sabah and Sarawak are located close to the earthquake zone of South Philippines and North Sulawesi. Therefore, the odds of an earthquake striking Peninsula Malaysia cannot be ruled out," he said to Bernama at the Meteorological Department's headquarters.
THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING HIT BY A STRONG EARTHQUAKE
Nevertheless, Dr Mohd Rosaidi, who has been with the meteorological department for the last 30 years, stated that the possibility of being hit by a strong earthquake remains slim.

This fact is based on the findings of local experts who study earthquakes, with local universities conducting further studies on the country's vulnerability to earthquakes.

"The proposed long term studies on active fault lines, especially in Ranau and Lahad Datu in Sabah and Bukit Tinggi in Pahang, are being carried out by the department, along with the Mineral and Geosciences Department," he said.

Dr Mohd Rosaidi, who has a Doctorate in earthquake studies from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and a Masters degree in seismology from Japan's International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, said earthquakes in a seabed unleashes another threat - tsunami.

"Based on some of the findings, strong earthquakes occur at zones where tectonic plates collide at the Andaman Sea, the South China Sea, the Sulu Sea and the Sulawesi Sea. When a strong earthquake occurs in these seas, it can unleash a tsunami that can end up at the coastlines of Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Sabah and Sarawak," he said.
TSUNAMI WARNING STATION
Dr Mohamad Rosaidi said after Aceh was affected by an earthquake and a tsunami in December 2004, the country had taken steps to establish17 earthquake detection stations and the National Tsunami Early Warning System.

He pointed out that these 17 stations have been operating since 2005, and they can detect tectonic plate movements. Seven of these stations are located at the peninsula and the remaining 10 stations are located in Sabah and Sarawak.

These stations are equipped with seismic movement detectors, high tide and low tide gauges. Cameras too have been stationed along certain stretches of the coastline to look out for tsunamis. Within 10 minutes of an occurrence of an earthquake, a warning will be issued so that locals can take the necessary precautions.

Dr Mohd Rosaidi also said 23 tsunami sirens have been installed at high risk locations all over the nation to warn people in the event of a tsunami.
HELP FROM FOREIGN PARTIES
To keep earthquakes and tsunamis in check, the department is working closely with international agencies like the International Tsunami Warning Centre and the International Tsunami Training Centre, both based in Hawaii.

Dr Mohd Rosaidi added that the country is cooperating with the meteorological agencies of Indonesia and the Philippines by sharing information and providing early alerts.

The exchange of information on earthquake and tsunami warnings across borders is vital to ensure that the earthquake and tsunami warning systems are efficient.
WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF AN EARTHQUAKE
Are we ready to face an earthquake? What should we do if an earthquake occurs in Malaysia? "When an earthquake occurs, ensure that you are safe and immediately, listen to the bulletins issued by the department through the television, radio and social websites," he said.

The department also conducts awareness programmes so that the public can react quickly in the event of an earthquake or a tsunami. – Bernama


Ahad, 16 Disember 2012

Malaysia kebarangkalian gempa bumi


Malaysia kebarangkalian gempa bumi

KUALA LUMPUR 15 Dis. 2012 — Terdapat kebarangkalian Malaysia dilanda gempa bumi pada masa hadapan sungguhpun negara ini terletak di luar kawasan Lingkaran Api Pasifik, kata seorang penyelidik hari ini.

Pengarah Pusat Penyelidikan dan Inovasi Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Prof. Dr. Felix Tongkul berkata, berdasarkan kajian, pihaknya mendapati Malaysia berkemungkinan dilanda gempa bumi pada kekuatan sederhana iaitu 6.0 pada skala Richter pada masa hadapan.

"Daripada kajian yang kita lakukan, Malaysia mungkin tidak akan ditimpa gempa bumi berskala kuat, tetapi setakat rekod yang kita ada negara mungkin ditimpa gempa bumi berskala sederhana.

"Gegaran pada tahap itu sudah cukup untuk merosakkan bangunan dan harta benda," katanya kepada Bernama pada akhir Seminar Teknikal Kebangsaan Gempa Bumi dan Tsunami anjuran Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia (JMM) di sini.

Dr. Felix berkata, bagaimanapun gempa bumi berkekuatan sederhana itu diramal berlaku di beberapa kawasan tertentu sahaja dan bukan di seluruh negara.

"Seperti yang kita sedia maklum ada beberapa kawasan di negara ini yang sering mengalami gegaran apabila berlaku gempa bumi kuat di negara jiran seperti di kawasan Kundasang, Ranau dan Lahad Datu di Sabah. Kawasan-kawasan ini mungkin berpotensi dilanda gempa bumi sederhana itu," katanya.

Dr. Felix yang juga profesor dalam bidang Geologi di Akademi Sains Malaysia berkata, kajian yang dijalankan oleh ahli geologi juga mendapati kawasan Bukit Tinggi di Pahang turut berpotensi mengalami gempa bumi sederhana.

Sehubungan itu, katanya masyarakat harus sentiasa bersedia dan tidak panik sekiranya berlaku gegaran pada masa akan datang.

Katanya, gempa bumi paling kuat yang direkodkan di Malaysia setakat ini ialah gempa bumi sederhana pada kekuatan 5.8 skala Richter di Lahad Datu, Sabah pada 1976 yang mengakibatkan banyak harta benda rosak serta bangunan retak.

Sementara itu, Timbalan Ketua Pengarah (Ramalan) JMM berkata, Malaysia mengalami lapan gegaran akibat 22 gempa bumi kuat di negara jiran sepanjang tahun 2012.

Beliau berkata kedudukan Malaysia yang berjiran dengan negara di zon lingkaran gempa bumi menyebabkan Malaysia turut tidak terkecuali daripada terpalit sama merasai gegaran gempa bumi.

— BERNAMA


Khamis, 6 Disember 2012

Tremors in Keningau due to active fault area


05 December 2012 | last updated at 12:23AM

EARTHQUAKE: No imminent danger as shocks are mild, dept to monitor situation

KENINGAU: THE Malaysian Meterological Department yesterday said the Keningau district in the state is located on an active fault area.

This was the reason it registered an earthquake measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale on Monday.

A department official explained that the active fault area was a weaker part of earth which had the potential to generate tremors at any time.

"However, the public in Keningau can rest assured that the tremors are mild and not dangerous.

"Our department will continue to monitor and alert people on any signs of an earthquake," he said, adding that the tremors were not the first to occur here.

The official said the worst earthquake which struck the state occurred in 1976 when Lahad Datu registered an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale.

Other fault areas which had been identified in the state are located in Kundasang and Ranau districts, as well as Beluran and Labuk town in Sandakan.

In another development in Labuan, Sabah Meteorological Department director Abdul Malik Tussin confirmed that a waterspout had been spotted south of the island between 7.45am and 8.10am yesterday.

"There was a storm when the waterspout occurred but till now we have not received any distress call," he said.

Selasa, 4 Disember 2012

Gempa bumi lemah 3.0 dikesan di Keningau



KOTA KINABALU 3 Dis. 2012 - Gempa bumi bermagnitud 3.0 pada skala Richter dikesan berlaku 11 kilometer dari timur Keningau pada pukul 11.16 pagi tadi.

Menurut kenyataan Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia di sini, pusat gempa bumi terletak 5.3 darjah utara dan 116.3 darjah timur.

Gegaran dilapor dirasai berhampiran pusat gempa.

Isnin, 22 Oktober 2012

Gempa bumi lemah berlaku di Kudat


KUALA LUMPUR 21 Okt. 2012 - Satu gempa bumi lemah dengan kekuatan 2.9 pada skala Richter telah berlaku di Kudat, Sabah pada pukul 8.46 malam ini.

Kenyataan Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia berkata, gempa bumi itu berlaku di 22 kilometer dari selatan Kudat dan gegarannya dapat dirasai di sekitar daerah ini. -