Today's Earthquake: Magnitude 6.2 Shakes Talaud Islands North Sulawesi, 8 Aftershocks Occur
The results of the analysis of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Department (BMKG) show that the epicenter of the earthquake is located at..
Penulis: Lia Sisvita Dinatri | Editor: Lia Sisvita Dinatri
The results of the analysis of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Department (BMKG) show that the epicenter of the earthquake is located at coordinates 2.99 degrees North Latitude and 126.64 degrees East Longitude.
The exact location was at sea at a distance of 112 km southwest of Melonguane City, Talaud Islands Regency, North Sulawesi at a depth of 23 km.
Head of the BMKG Earthquake and Tsunami Center, Bambang Setiyo Prayitno MSi said, taking into account the location of the epicenter and the depth of the hypocenter, the earthquake that occurred was a shallow earthquake.
"The results of the analysis of the source mechanism show that this earthquake has a thrust fault movement mechanism," said Bambang in his written statement.
The shaking of this earthquake was felt in the Sangihe area with an intensity scale of III-IV MMI. Where when during the day it is felt by many people in the house.
"Until now, there have been no reports of the impact of the damage caused by the earthquake," he said.
Meanwhile, the results of BMKG monitoring until 08.45 WIB, Saturday (7/10/2021), showed 8 aftershock activities with the largest magnitude M 5.8 and the smallest M 3.5. (*)
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