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11 Aftershocks Recorded in Southwest Maluku After 7.4 Magnitude Shaked

BMKG recorded that there were 11 aftershocks after the earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 in the Southwest Maluku region centered in the Banda Sea

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TRIBUNBATAM.id - The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Department (BMKG) recorded that there were 11 aftershocks after the earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 in the Southwest Maluku region centered in the Banda Sea area on Thursday (12/30) early this morning.

"As of 5:00 this morning, the results of BMKG monitoring showed that there had been 11 aftershocks. The largest aftershock had a magnitude of 5.3 and the smallest aftershock had a magnitude of 3.9," said BMKG Earthquake and Tsunami Mitigation Coordinator, Daryono, as quoted by Antara. from his Instagram account @daryonobmkg.

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Daryono explained that the source of the earthquake was in an active tectonic and seismic area which is the transition zone of the Eurasian and Australian crust. 

He said this type of earthquake was classified as an intermediate depth earthquake.

This occurs due to rock deformation in subducted tectonic plates.

"So this earthquake is called an 'intraplate earthquake'," he said.

Daryono also explained that this earthquake was felt strongly in several areas.

Such as in Tepa, Saumlaki, Tual, Kupang, Alor, Rote, Malacca, Atambua and Sumba.

In fact, the farthest shock from this earthquake was felt in Sorong City, West Papua.

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He ensured that this earthquake didn't have the potential for a tsunami.

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