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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..

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TRIBUNBATAM.id - Today's earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 shook the Talaud Islands region, North Sulawesi, this morning at 07.43 WIB, Saturday, (7/10/2021).

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 earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 that rocked the Talaud Islands was due to deformation or faulting of the Maluku Sea Plate.  

"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. 

Although the epicenter of today's earthquake in the Talaud Islands, occurred at sea, the BMKG modeling results do not indicate a potential tsunami

However, today's earthquake of magnitude 6.2 in the Talaud Islands was enough to make people in a number of surrounding areas feel the tremors with varying intensity scales. 

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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