TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - An earthquake with a seismic energy of 5.8 magnitude rocked Buol, Central Sulawesi in past midnight on February 23, 2021. As stated in the official website of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the earthquake occurred at 02:22:09 West Indonesia Time.
The epicenter of the earthquake was in the sea, 90 kilometers northeast of Buol, with a depth of 10 kilometers.
Based on its strength, the earthquake had a scale of IV MMI in Buol, and III MMI in Bone Bolango and Toli-Toli.
The IV MMI scale means, according to BMKG literacy, that the earthquake's tremors were in the mild category, albeit felt people inside their houses. An earthquake of this size also causes windows and doors to creak.
Meanwhile, an earthquake categorized as a scale III MMI are classified as weak, only causing small shocks in the house.