2 Mild Earthquakes Strike East Nusa Tenggara: BMKG

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) announced that Flores in the East Nusa Tenggara on early Monday morning (01:34 WIB) was struck by a magnitude 4.9 earthquake which caused minor structural damages for local residents. 

    The BMKG confirmed that the earthquake’s epicenter is 55 kilometers off the coast of Ruteng in Flores and its hypocenter detected at 10 kilometers. 

    There are no other reports stating that the earthquake affected regions outside of Ruteng but the agency’s social media account reported that the quake shook its neighboring region in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai.

    This comes after a milder magnitude 3.0 earthquake struck Ruteng in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) just a few hours prior on Sunday (21:21 WIB). 

    BMKG also reported that there were five other earthquakes across Indonesian regions that day.

    Read: Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake Hits East Java

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