Earthquakes rock Sumba island

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - A number of earthquakes hit Sumba Island in East Nusa Tenggara Province, measuring from 5.2 to 6.3 on the Richter scale on early Tuesday.

According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the latest earthquake rocked the region measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale at 7:16 a.m.

The earthquake was located at 10.57 degrees south latitude and 102.22 degrees east longitude at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Earlier at 6:59 a.m. a magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit the region, located at 10.57 degrees south latitude and 120.25 degrees east longitude, or some 66 kilometers southwest of East Sumba at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Two more earlier tremors hit the region at 6:27 a.m measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale located at 10.48 degrees south latitude and 120.24 east longitude at a depth of 10 kilometers, and a magnitude-5.2 tremor at 6:12 a.m measuring at 5.2 on the Richter scale located at 10.56 degrees south latitude 120.20 degrees east longitude at a depth of 10 kilometers.

There was no potential of tsunami, BMKG said.

Source: ANTARA News

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