5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Tanimbar Islands, Maluku, No Tsunami Potential
A tectonic earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 shook the Tanimbar Islands Regency, Maluku, today, Wednesday (9/1/2021) afternoon.
Penulis: Lia Sisvita Dinatri | Editor: Irfan Azmi Silalahi
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Department (BMKG) Ambon Station said the epicenter of the earthquake was in the sea at a depth of 139 km.
Until now, there has been no official report on whether or not there was any damage caused by the earthquake.
Even so, the BMKG ensured that the earthquake didn't have the potential to cause a tsunami, so residents in the area no need to worry.
Maluku Province is one of the regions in Indonesia that is included in an earthquake-prone area.
This is because Maluku is located at the confluence of three large plates, namely Indo Australia, Eurasia and the Pacific.
The Indo-Australian Plate goes under Eurasia and meets the Pacific Plate.
The meeting of the two plates causes irregular faults, which often trigger earthquakes in Maluku.
(TRIBUNBATAM.id/Lia Sisvita Dinatri)
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