M5.0 Earthquake Hits Melonguane In North Sulawesi's



Petir Garda Bhwana

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    TEMPO.CO, JakartaA magnitude 5.0 earthquake shook northwest of Melonguane, North Sulawesi on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 10:20:40 WIB (Western Indonesia Time).

    The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the earthquake originated from the coordinates of 5.18 North Latitude-126.33 East Longitude.

    "136 kilometers northwest of Melonguane, North Sulawesi," the BMKG wrote on its Twitter account while the source of the quake was detected to come from a depth of 94 kilometers.

    This earthquake did not trigger a tsunami. However, the BMKG continues to give alert warnings to local residents regarding the aftershocks.

    Fortunately, no tsunami warnings were triggered by the earthquake and encouraged people to be aware of aftershocks. 

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