Following recent flash floods in Sentani of Papua which have claimed lives, government agencies have split opinions about the cause of the disaster.
Heavy rains in Jayapura in Saturday (16/03/2019) afternoon resulted to flash floods hit at least nine urban communities (kelurahan) of Sentani subdistrict.
Local wisdom can be a reference for disaster mitigation education as adapted from local characteristics and renewed in accordance to latest disaster events. Unfortunately, not all local wisdom are known to local people.
Another earthquake hit Lombok island of West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday (05/08/2018) with a magnitude of 7, bigger than on July. The center of the earthquake was at north-northeast slope of Rinjani mountain as a result of Flores Back Arc Thrust activities.
As a country prone to earthquakes, Indonesia has yet to be able to predict the natural disaster prompted the country’s agency for disaster mitigation (BNPB) to apply an early warning system.