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OceanX studies megathrust faults for disaster mitigation: ministry

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Padang, West Sumatra (ANTARA) –

The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment has informed that OceanX researchers are taking part Indonesian Mission 2024 (Indonesian Mission) is also researching megathrust faults to help prepare disaster mitigation measures.

“Research has been carried out, but it cannot be disclosed yet. That is the authority of BRIN (National Research and Innovation Agency),” said Acting Deputy for Maritime Resources Coordination at the Ministry Aniza Suspita in Padang, Monday.

The Ministry supports research conducted by OceanX and BRIN. It is hoped that research on megathrust faults can help develop measures to deal with natural disasters, especially earthquakes and tsunamis, said Suspita.

According to him, this research has mapped potential earthquake points to prepare for disaster mitigation in Indonesia considering that this country is located on the Ring of Fire.

So far the research team has collected documentation in the form of photos and data related to the megathrust fault. However, OceanX researchers still need time for in-depth study before presenting their findings to the public, he said.

“There is no detailed study yet because researchers are still taking samples every day,” added Suspita.

He said the Indonesia Mission 2024 was part of a long-term commitment to explore Southeast Asian waters and increase global understanding of one of the most biodiverse and potentially threatened marine areas in the world.

OceanX is conducting a series of research expeditions in Indonesia together OceanXplorer, touted as the most advanced media production and exploration vessel in the world. Prior to conducting research in Indonesia, OceanX launched its multi-year focus on Southeast Asia in Singapore on March 8, 2024, and made the country a key meeting point for regional operations.

The Indonesian mission began on May 8 in Batam, Riau Islands, and will end on August 25 in Bitung, North Sulawesi. In these five research stages, OceanX, the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and BRIN will utilize the latest technology.

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Translator: Muhammad Zulfikar, Resinta Sulistiyandari
Editor: Azis Kurmala
Copyright © ANTARA 2024

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