5.5-magnitude Earthquake Jolts Bengkulu's Seluma



Petir Garda Bhwana

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    TEMPO.CO, Bengkulu - A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit Seluma district of Bengkulu province on Saturday night, according to the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

    The quake, which struck at 8.09 p.m. local time, was centered 41 kilometers southwest of Seluma at a depth of 26 kilometers, the agency reported.

    The tremor was felt at magnitude II on the Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) scale in Liwa, Enggano, Mukomuko; at MMI III in Central Bengkulu, Bengkulu City, Argamakmur, and Kepahiang; and, at MMI IV in Manna.

    Bengkulu is among the Indonesian provinces prone to earthquakes.

    On June 27, 2021, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Mukomuko district of Bengkulu province, though no damages or casualties were reported in the quake.

    The epicenter of the earthquake was located 50 kilometers southwest of Mukomuko at a depth of 22 kilometers, according to the BMKG.

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