After the Talaud Islands, Another Earthquake Shakes Nias, 4 Aftershocks Occur
After the Talaud Islands, an earthquake also shook the Indian Ocean region on the West Coast of Sumatra, Nias with a magnitude of 5.6.
Based on the results of the analysis of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Department (BMKG) shows that this earthquake occurred at 09.41 WIB, Saturday, (7/10/2021).
Bambang said that the epicenter of the earthquake was at coordinates 1.85 degrees North Latitude; 96.84 degrees east longitude, or more precisely, at sea with a distance of 74 km to the northwest of Lotu City, North Nias Regency, North Sumatra at a depth of 32 km.
"By looking at the location of the epicenter and the depth of the hypocenter, the earthquake that occurred was a shallow type of earthquake due to the subduction activity of the Indo-Australian plate (in the Nias region) which subducted under the Eurasian plate," he said.
Meanwhile, the results of BMKG monitoring until 10.15 WIB, Saturday (7/10/2021), showed that there were 4 (four) aftershock activities with the largest magnitude 4.4 and the smallest 3.2.
So BMKG appeals to the public to remain calm and not be influenced by issues that cannot be justified. (*)
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