Another Earthquake Rocks Ternate Today



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaAn earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale rocked North Maluku today, July 9, at 07:57:58 Central Indonesian Time (WITA), at 107 kilometers west of Ternate or 114 kilometers west of Tidore.

    “[It’s] located around the 7.1 magnitude quake on Sunday, July 7,” said the spokesperson of Geophysics Station of Winangun, Manado City, Edward H Mengko.

    The quake was at a depth of 26 kilometers and did not trigger a tsunami, he added.

    Previously, BMKG recorded 47 aftershocks with a magnitude of 3.1-4.9 after Sunday's tectonic quake as of Monday, 12:45 Western Indonesian Time (WIB). The main tremor was centered in the sea, 133 kilometers west of Ternate City at a depth of 49 kilometers.

    In the early hours of today, the city got hit again by 5.5 magnitude earthquake at 01:52 a.m.


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