A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit the rocks of Tanimbar, in the Moluccas

TIME.CO, Jakarta – This was reported by the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics or BMKG earthquake A 6.6 magnitude earthquake shook Tanibar, Maluku province, on Friday evening, September 22, 2023. “The earthquake in Tanibar would have occurred around 9.59 pm WIB,” confirmed the head of the BMKG Earthquake and Tsunami Center in Jakarta .

The coordinates of the earthquake were 7.15 South Latitude (LS) – 129.87 East Longitude (BT) with a depth of 240 kilometers. Meanwhile, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 184 kilometers northwest of Tanibar. He said the earthquake was felt as far away as Saumlaki, in the south-east of the Moluccas regency.

Types and Mechanisms of Earthquakes Based on the location of the epicenter and the depth of the hypocenter, the earthquake that occurred was a medium-sized earthquake. “This earthquake was caused by rock deformation in the subducted slab under the Banda Sea,” she said.

BMKG informed that the earthquake does not have the potential for a tsunami. “Up until 10.25pm ​​WIB, BMKG monitoring results had not shown any aftershock seismic activity,” he said.

However, BMKG also urged the public to pay attention to possible aftershocks. He appealed to the public to remain calm and not be influenced by matters whose truth cannot be justified.


“To prevent buildings from being cracked or damaged due to earthquakes. Check and make sure that the building you live in is sufficiently resistant to earthquakes, or that there is no damage due to earthquakes. vibration an earthquake that endangers the stability of the building before returning home,” he said.

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