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A 4.7 magnitude earthquake strikes the provinces of South Indonesia and Central Kalimantan

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake strikes the provinces of South Indonesia and Central Kalimantan


TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – A 4.7 magnitude tectonic earthquake shook parts of the country's South Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan provinces at 09:22 AM on Tuesday, February 13, the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported. The earthquake occurred on land 19 kilometers northeast of Banjar city, South Kalimantan, at a depth of 10 kilometers.

“There is no tsunami threat,” Rasmed, head of the geophysics station at BMKG Balikpapan, said in a written statement on Tuesday.

Rasmed said that based on the estimated aftershock map, the earthquake shook South Kalimantan's Banjarmasin City, Tabin Regency and Barito Kuala Regency with a scale III MMI. This means that people inside homes can clearly feel the tremors.

For parts of Central Kalimantan, namely Sambit Town, Pulang Besau Regency, and Palangkaraya Town, the scale was II-III MMI, making it appear as if people inside homes felt some shaking as if a truck was passing.

Rasmid said that, judging by its type and mechanism, the earthquake was superficial due to activities that took place on the Meratos Fault.

Rasmid said that there have been no reports so far of damage resulting from the earthquake.


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