BMKG: Earthquake with a 4.4 Magnitude Detected in North Sulawesi, No Potential for Tsunami

- 30 January 2023 22:33 WIB
Isoseismal map of Melonguane, North Sulawesi. (BMKG/
Isoseismal map of Melonguane, North Sulawesi. (BMKG/

JAKARTADAILY.ID - The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) delivered the latest updates regarding the earthquake that occurred in North Sulawesi.

On Sunday, January 29, 2023, at around 08.45 WIB, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 shook North Sulawesi Province (North Sulawesi).

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According to the BMKG, the epicenter of the earthquake occurred 120 kilometers southeast of Melonguane, Talaud Islands Regency, at a depth of 10 kilometers.

The exact location of the earthquake was at the coordinates: 3.02 North latitude (N), 15 East longitude (BT).

"The earthquake had a magnitude of 4.4. Location 3.02 North Latitude, 127.15 East Longitude, 120 km southeast of Melonguane - Talaud Islands Regency - North Sulawesi," said the BMKG.

According to the BMKG, the earthquake did not have the potential to cause a tsunami.

BMKG explained, in the first few minutes after the shock, the parameters of the earthquake could change and may not be accurate unless seismologists have re-analyzed it.

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As of the time this news was published, there has been no information on damage or casualties due to the earthquake.

Even though there is no potential for a tsunami, the BMKG still urges the public to remain alert to the possibility of aftershocks. ***

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