Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Strikes Sangihe in North Sulawesi



Petir Garda Bhwana

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported on its website that a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck the region of Tahuna located within the Sangihe Islands in North Sulawesi on early Tuesday morning 02:46 Western Indonesia Time (WIB).

    The agency explains that the earthquake was a shallow quake from the depths of 10 kilometers at sea and epicentered at 236 kilometers Northwest of Tahuna. 

    The specific coordinates were 5.68 degrees North Latitude and 125.00 degrees East Longitude with the quake itself not triggering a tsunami warning. However, the BMKG urged local area residents to remain vigilant for possible aftershocks. 

    A magnitude 6.0 earthquake previously struck this area on April 10, 2021, but with an epicenter closer to settlement at 94 kilometers Northwest of Tahuna. 

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