BMKG: 5.1 million earthquake shaking Moluccas this afternoon

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TRIBUNNEWS.IT – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Maluku this afternoon, Monday (22/5/2023) at 11:45:23 AM WIB.

This was communicated by the Agency of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) through the Twitter account @infoBMKG.

Earthquake May: 5.1, 22-May-23 11:45:23 WIB, Lok: 6.53 S latitude, 129.16 E longitude (235 km NE of MALUKUBRTDAYA), depth: 10 km, no tsunami potential”, wrote the BMKG statement, on Wednesday (5/10/2023).

It is known that the epicenter was in the sea 235 km northeast of the southwestern Moluccas with a depth of 10 km.

BMKG has appealed to the people of Indonesia to pay attention to the aftershocks that may occur.

BMKG also stated that this earthquake did not have the potential to cause a tsunami.

BMKG Analysis 5.1M Earthquake Rocks Maluku this afternoon
BMKG Analysis 5.1M Earthquake Rocks Maluku this afternoon

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Earthquake MMI scale

Based on the MMI scale quoted from the BMKG page, the following are MMI information that can be learned:


The vibrations of the earthquake cannot be felt except in exceptional circumstances by some people.


The shaking or shaking of the earthquake was felt by several people, the hanging light objects like chandeliers swayed.


The earthquake vibrations were felt inside the house.

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