5.1M Earthquake in Sunda Strait Jolts Banten, Lampung

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    TEMPO.CO, JakartaA tectonic earthquake measuring 5.1 magnitudes jolted Sunda Strait areas on Wednesday, August 26, at 06:27 local times. The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said the quake had no potential to trigger a tsunami.

    According to Daryono who heads the BMKG’s quake and tsunami mitigation unit, the quake was centered at the sea. “141 kilometers south of Kota Agung, Tanggamus, Lampung,” he added.

    Daryono added that it was at a depth of 43 kilometers, triggered by the subduction activity of the Indo-Australian plate under the Eurasian plates at the Megathrust zone and was occurred on a thrust fault.

    The shaking was felt in several areas of west Banten, including Labuan at an intensity level IV of the MMI scale, Pandeglang at II MMI level, and Tanggamus, Lampung at I-II MMI level.

    The BMKG has not yet received reports on damages caused by the earthquake.

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    ANWAR SISWADI