6.1-magnitude Earthquake Jolts Southwest of Sitaro Islands

Sedang Trending 6 bulan yang lalu 214
6 November 2022 21:35 WIB
Earthquake illustration. abcnews.com

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest of Ondong, Sitaro Islands, North Sulawesi Province, on Sunday morning, according to the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

The epicenter of the earthquake, which struck at 07.30 WIB (West Indonesia Standard Time), was located at sea, about 69 kilometers southwest of Ondong at a depth of 255 kilometers, the agency stated in a press statement.

The tremor was felt by people in North Morotai at Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) scale III and Ternate at MMI scale II.

An earthquake of MMI II was felt by some people and resulted in the hung light articles shaking, while an eartthquake of MMI III could be felt indoors akin to the movement of a truck..

No immediate report was received of casualties or injuries.

Indonesia lies on the Ring of Fire along the north-eastern islands adjacent of New Guinea and the Alpide belt along the south and west from Sumatra, Java, Bali, Flores, and Timor.

The motion of the fault generates numerous small earthquakes on a daily basis.


Click here to get the latest news updates from Tempo on Google News

2 hari lalu

Maluku Hit by 2 Earthquakes Today, BMKG Reports

A tectonic earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitudes jolted the Tanimbar Islands of Maluku, on Friday morning, November 4, 2022.

6 hari lalu

BMKG: Sukabumi Earthquake Felt until Bandung, Pangandaran

A tectonic earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 jolted Sukabumi at 10:05 a.m. Monday, October 31, 2022.

6 hari lalu

BMKG Reports 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake in Tapanuli Selatan

An earthquake measuring 5.3 magnitudes on the Richter jolted South Tapanuli, North Sumatra, at 05:21 western Indonesian time (WIB) Monday, October 31.

11 hari lalu

Minor Earthquake Rocks West Java's Garut, Bandung Areas

An earthquake measured at magnitude 2.8 on the Richter scale struck the West Java province of Garut and its vicinity on Wednesday.

14 hari lalu

4.8-magnitude Earthquake Jolts West Papua's Arfak Mountains

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hits Arfak Mountains District, West Papua Province, on Saturday evening

16 hari lalu

Earthquake Jolts 2 Districts of Central Sulawesi, BMKG Reports

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Tojo Una-Una, Central Sulawesi, on Friday morning, October 21, 2022.

19 hari lalu

Maluku and North Sulawesi Hit by Earthquake, BMKG Reported

BMKG reported that an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 occurred at different times on Monday, hitting Maluku and Gorontalo.

26 hari lalu

Earthquake Jolts Nias Selatan; Tremor Reaches Agam

An earthquake jolted Nias Selatan, North Sumatra on Tuesday afternoon, October 11, 2022, at 14:53 western Indonesian time (WIB).

27 hari lalu

River in Sukabumi Overflows after Banten Earthquake; BMKG Explains

Floods hit Sukabumi, West Java, shortly after the 5.3-magnitude earthquake from Banten jolted the area at 17:02 hours on Sunday, October 9, 2022.

28 hari lalu

5.0-magnitude Earthquake Jolts South Halmahera

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted South Halmahera District, North Maluku Province, on Sunday morning