Sibolga Hit by 5-magnitude Quake; No Tsunami Potential

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A 5-magnitude earthquake shook North Sumatra`s city of Sibolga on Friday, October 19, at around 5:12 local time.

    "There is no tsunami potential," as reported by the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) through its Twitter account @infoBMKG.

    The hypocenter was at 23 kilometers east of Sibolga sea at the depth of 146 kilometers. BMKG added that the epicenter was at 1.81 north latitude and 98.98 east longitude.

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    Previously on Monday evening, Oct. 15, an earthquake also hit the neighboring province Aceh. A 5.4 Richter scale quake jolted Meulaboh, the capital of West Aceh, around 524 kilometers away from Sibolga.

    An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 also hit South Buru, Maluku, at 3:10 today. BMKG recorded that it was centered at 27 kilometer of northeast Ambalau-South Buru sea at the depth of 10 kilometers. The tremor could be felt in Ambon and Seram area, and no potential of a tsunami.

    Fajar Pebrianto