Magnitude 5.3 quake rattles North Sulawesi’s Melonguane on Wednesday

Jakarta (ANTARA) – A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit Melonguane in Talaud Islands, North Sulawesi Province, on Wednesday morning, according to the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

The quake, which struck at 5:24 Western Indonesia Time (WIB), was centered some 128 kilometers southeast of Melonguane, at a depth of 10 kilometers, the BMKG noted on its official website.

Despite no issuance of a tsunami warning, the agency warned of aftershock following the quake.

Wednesday’s quake was the third to have hit Melonguane since early this month.

A 5.1-magnitude quake struck 17 kilometers southwest of Melonguane on February 2, while a 5.3-magnitude quake hit 112 kilometers northeast of Melonguane on February 10. (INE)


Source: ANTARA News

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