TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted northern areas of Maluku Sea Tuesday, August 5, at 10:51 Western Indonesian Time (WIB).
The quake was located in 2.20 degrees north latitude and 126.47 degrees east longitude at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the head of quake and tsunami information division Tiar Prasetya.
The epicenter was at 137 KM southeast of Ondong, Sitaro Island, North Sulawesi, 156 KM northwest of West Halmahera, North Maluku, 168 KM northwest of Jailolo waters, or 186 KM northwest of Ternate waters, North Maluku.
“It did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami,” Tiar said.
The tremor was felt at Bitung at II-III MMI level, Manado at II MMI level, and Siau at II-III MMI level.