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A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Boven de Gaulle in Papua

JAKARTA (Antara) – A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Bouvelle de Gaulle region, Papua, Indonesia, on Wednesday, around 8:06 am local time, although there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in the aftermath of the earthquake.

The epicenter of the earthquake is about 59 km northeast of Kota Tanah Merah, the capital of Boven de Gaulle Province, at a depth of 10 km, according to the Jakarta-based Meteorology and Climatology Agency.

Depending on its center and depth, it is classified as a shallow earthquake, caused by local error activities. The agency revealed that this tectonic earthquake was caused by an error in oblique propulsion.

On February 26, 2018, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the regions of Boven de Gaulle, causing damage to several buildings, including a mosque in the Mindepitana sub-region.

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Speaking of this earthquake, the head of the Seismological Center at BKMG and Tsunami Rahmat Triyono urged locals to stay calm and stay away from the damaged buildings.

Indonesia is located on the Circum-Pacific Belt, also known as the Ring of Fire, and is the meeting points of many tectonic plates where volcanic activities and frequent earthquakes occur, and Indonesia is prone to natural disasters, including earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

On June 22, a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Basitan district of East Java Province, but the earthquake was felt by not only the locals but also those living in Yogyakarta, Bantul, Suleiman, Wongiri, Tolangagong, and Karangets.

In 2018, BMKG recorded that Indonesia endured the impact of 11,577 earthquakes, including several earthquakes that caused major losses, with the number significantly higher than that in 2017.

BMKG data indicated that 11,577 earthquakes, of varying depths and depths, struck in 2018, while 7,172 earthquakes were recorded in 2017.

This indicates that Indonesia witnessed a marked increase in the number of tectonic earthquakes in 2018.

Many of the earthquake-related events that struck Indonesia in 2018, including liquefaction in Palo, a tsunami struck before a tsunami warning was issued in Palo, and the Sunda Strait, the tsunami, first occurred.

In 2004, Indonesia also bore the brunt of a major catastrophe that claimed hundreds of thousands lives in Banda Aceh and affected several other parts of Aceh province after the region was rocked by a deadly tsunami after a strong earthquake.

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