Baca Gitu Loh - Far East Indonesia - A tectonic earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 shook the Tanimbar Islands District, Maluku, early Sunday (28/5/2023) around 04.36 WIT.
Based on data from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Ambon Geophysics Station, the earthquake occurred at the coordinates of 6.08 South Latitude and 130.53 East Longitude.
The epicenter was 177 km northwest of Larat, Tanimbar and 186 km south of Banda, Central Maluku. The earthquake was centered in the sea at a depth of 157 km.
So far there have been no reports of the impact of the damage caused by the earthquake.
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) confirmed that the earthquake did not have the potential to cause a tsunami.
"There is no potential for a tsunami," said the Head of the Ambon Geophysics Station Djati Cipto Kuncoro in a written statement, Sunday.
Head of the Tanimbar Islands Regency Disaster Management Agency, Bruno Layn, admitted that the earthquake was not felt by residents in the area.
He also ensured that there was no impact of damage caused by the earthquake.
"It doesn't feel, so it's safe," he said when confirmed, Sunday. ***
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