5.5-magnitude quake shakes Pesisir Barat in Lampung

Jakarta – A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck southwest of Pesisir Barat district, Lampung province on Saturday, though no tsunami warning was issued in its wake, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported.

 

The quake, which occurred at 11.30 a.m. WIB (Western Indonesia Time), was centered 134 kilometers southwest of Pesisir Barat, at a depth of 10 kilometers, the BMKG informed in a written statement released on Saturday.

 

The quake was felt in Krui, Way Krui, Pesisir Barat, Bangkunat, Liwa, and Suoh, it said.

 

The BMKG had earlier reported another 5.3-magnitude earthquake southwest of Pesisir Barat at 11.18 a.m. WIB. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 193 kilometers southwest of Pesisir Barat, or 198 kilometers southeast of Enggano, Bengkulu province, at a depth of 10 kilometers.

 

No casualties or material damage were reported in the earthquakes.

 

Earthquakes regularly strike various parts of Indonesia since the country lies on the Circum-Pacific Belt where several tectonic plates meet and cause frequent volcanic and seismic activity.

 

On January 15, 2021, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake, followed by several aftershocks, rattled the districts of Majene and Mamuju in West Sulawesi province. It left more than 100 people dead and hundreds of others injured.

 

Source: Antara News

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