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5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Southwest of West Sumatra, No Tsunami Potential

A tectonic earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 rocked the West Sumatra region, Sunday (9/12/2021). Based on information from the BMKG, the earthquake..

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TRIBUNBATAM.id, PADANG -  A tectonic earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 rocked the West Sumatra region, Sunday (9/12/2021). 

Based on information from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Department (BMKG), the earthquake occurred at 16.02 pm. 

The epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km southwest of Agam Regency, West Sumatra Province with a depth of 29 km from the seabed and no tsunami potential. 

The earthquake had made residents panic and leave the house because the tremor was quite strong. 

The head of the West Sumatra Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), Erman Rahman, said the strength of the earthquake was quite strong. 

In addition to the Padang area, the earthquake was also felt in other areas such as Agam, Pesisir Selatan, Padang Pariaman, and Pasaman.

"There are a number of areas that were reported to have felt the earthquake. However, until now, there have been no reports of damage caused by the earthquake," explained Erman. (*) 

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