A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hits Lampung; No tsunami warning

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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale shook Indonesia Kabupaten Tanggamus, Lampung Province, at 9:52 a.m. Western Indonesia Time on Tuesday, July 12. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) declared it to be a tectonic earthquake with no tsunami potential.

“The results of the BMKG analysis showed that the earthquake had a parameter update with a magnitude of 5.1,” the head of the BMKG’s Earthquake and Tsunami Center said on Tuesday. Bambang Setiyo Prayitno.

The earthquake’s epicenter was located at 6.04° south latitude and 104.27° east longitude, about 77 kilometers southwest of Tanggamus at a depth of about 46 kilometers.

Bambang said that given the location of the epicenter and the depth of its hypocenter, the earthquake was shallow caused by plate subduction activities.

So far there have been no reports of damage. “The modeling results show that this earthquake has no potential for a tsunami,” Bambang said.

As of 10:30 a.m. Western Indonesia time, BMKG monitoring showed no aftershock activity.

Bambang advised nearby residents to stay calm and only trust credible sources for information. He also reminded residents to avoid cracked or damaged buildings.

Maria Francisca Lahur

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