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Earthquake of 4.2 Magnitude Shakes the Pinangsori Region of Sibolga, North Sumatra

A tectonic earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 shook the Pinangsori-Sibolga region, North Sumatra, Thursday (6/2) at 07:26:40 WIB. The earthquake that

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TRIBUNBATAM.id, SIBOLGA - A tectonic earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 shook the Pinangsori-Sibolga region, North Sumatra, Thursday (6/2) at 07:26:40 WIB.

The earthquake that occurred was a shallow earthquake caused by the Toru fault activity.

Head of the Central Meteorology Climatology Geophysics (BBMKG) Region I Medan Darmawan said the epicenter was located at coordinates 1.66 North Latitude and 99.18 East Longitude, or precisely located on land at a distance of 12 km Northwest of South Tapanuli - North Sumatra at a depth of 2 kilometers.

"As of 07:55 WIB, the results of BMKG monitoring, there is no aftershock activity," he said. 

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The impact of the earthquake is depicted by the BMKG shakemap and based on reports from the public, this earthquake was felt in the Pinangsori - Sibolga area on the MMI intensity scale III.

"But until now there have been no reports of damage as a result of the earthquake," he explained.

Darmawan appealed to the public to remain calm and not be influenced by issues that cannot be justified.

"Make sure that official information only comes from the BMKG which is distributed through verified official communication channels," he concluded.

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(TRIBUNBATAM.id/ Lia Sisvita Dinatri)

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