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UPDATE M 6.1 Earthquake in Maluku: BMKG Urges to Stay Away from the Coast, Potential for Tsunami

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Department (BMKG) asked the public to be aware of aftershocks and potential tsunamis due to landslides ...

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TRIBUNBATAM.id -  The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Department (BMKG) asked the public to be aware of aftershocks and potential tsunamis due to landslides under the Maluku sea. 

BMKG also asked the public to immediately stay away from the beach and go to high places. 

Previously, BMKG reported a strong earthquake with Magnitude 6.1 that shocked Seram Island region, Maluku, Indonesia.  

This earthquake occurred at 11.43 a.m, centered at the coordinates of 3.39 South Latitude and 129.56 East Longitude. 

The exact location of the earthquake was 67 kilometers to the southeast, Central Maluku

This earthquake has a depth of 10 kilometers. 

Previously reported, this earthquake didn't have the potential for a tsunami

Earthquake tremors were felt in Tehoru, Masohi, Bula and Kairatu with an intensity scale of III MMI. 

Baca juga: Todays Earthquake: Magnitude 6.1 Shakes Seram Island, Maluku

Meanwhile, the people of Ambon felt the earthquake tremor with an intensity scale of II MMI, several people felt the tremor, and light objects that were hung swayed. 

Regarding the impact of the earthquake and aftershocks, there has been no further report from the BMKG

However, in the latest updated information, people along the Japutih Coast to Apiahu Beach, Central Maluku Regency, Seram Island, Maluku are asked to immediately stay away from the coast to the high places. (*)

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