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Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake in Sangihe Islands, Head of BPBD: No Damage Report yet

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 rocked the Sangihe Islands, North Sulawesi, on Friday (8/27/2021) 18:22 WITA. The BMKG Data and Information

Penulis: Lia Sisvita Dinatri | Editor: Irfan Azmi Silalahi
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Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake in Sangihe Islands, Head of BPBD: No Damage Report yet. Earthquake Illustration 

TRIBUNBATAM.id, MANADO - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 rocked the Sangihe Islands, North Sulawesi, on Friday (8/27/2021) 18:22 WITA.

The BMKG Data and Information Coordinator for Manado Geophysics Station, Edward Henry Mengko, said that this earthquake didn't have the potential to cause a tsunami.  

"The location of the earthquake was at 6.04 North Latitude, 125.22 East Longitude (271 kilometers Northwest of Tahuna, Sangihe Islands, North Sulawesi), with a depth of 10 kilometers.

It was felt in Tahuna III MMI," said Edward Henry Mengko, as reported by Kompas.com, Friday night. 

He explained, looking at the location of the epicenter and the depth of the hypocenter, the earthquake that occurred was an earthquake with a shallow depth, due to the subduction activity of the Sulawesi Sea plate.

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"This earthquake has no potential for a tsunami," said Edward. 

Illustration of an earthquake. (Shutterstock)
Illustration of an earthquake. (Shutterstock) (kompas.com)

Meanwhile, the Head of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of the Sangihe Islands Regency, Rivo Pudihang, said the earthquake was felt in the Sangihe area.

"The tremors was quite felt, but not too strong. There have been no reports of damage," he said.

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