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Earthquake with Magnitude 4 Shakes Sorong, West Papua

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that a Magnitude 4 earthquake occurred in Sorong, West Papua on Wednesday (12/22)

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Earthquake Illustration - Earthquake with Magnitude 4 Shakes Sorong, West Papua 

TRIBUNBATAM.id - The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that a Magnitude 4 earthquake occurred in Sorong, West Papua on Wednesday (12/22) at 9.35 pm. 

The epicenter of the earthquake was at sea, 38 kilometers northeast of Sorong City. To be precise, it is at 0.66 South Latitude and 131.55 East Longitude, at a depth of 4 kilometers. 

The area that felt the impact of the earthquake on a scale of MMI III was Sorong. 

For the record, the MMI scale is a unit for measuring the strength of an earthquake, with the weakest (I)-strongest (XII) range.

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The MMI III scale is a condition in which vibrations are felt in the house. There was a vibration as if a truck had passed. 

"Be careful of possible aftershocks," the BMKG wrote on its official website.

So far there have been no reports of the impact of the earthquake.

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