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3 Facts Related to Today’s Earthquake with a Magnitude of 5.7 Rocked the South Coast of West Sumatra

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3 Facts Related to Today’s Earthquake with a Magnitude of 5.7 Rocked the South Coast of West Sumatra

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rocked a number of coastal areas on the east coast of West Sumatra, Monday (5/2/2024), at 07.52.22 WIB. BMKG said that the West Sumatra earthquake had updated parameters with a magnitude of 5.7.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located at coordinates 2.20° South Latitude; 100.39° East Longitude, or precisely located in the sea at a distance of 90 km southeast of Tuapejat, West Sumatra at a depth of 34 km.

Head of the BMKG Earthquake and Tsunami Mitigation Division, Daryono, said that by paying attention to the location of the epicenter and the depth of the hypocenter, the earthquake that occurred was a type of shallow earthquake that was associated with the Mentawai fault structure.

“The results of the source mechanism analysis show that the earthquake had an oblique normal-fault movement mechanism,” said Daryono.

Daryono also said that the earthquake vibrations had an impact and were felt in the Mentawai, Padang, Agam, Padang Pariaman areas with an intensity scale of III MMI, Pesisir Selatan, Padang Panjang, Bukit Tinggi areas with an intensity scale of II MMI.

“The modeling results show that the earthquake does not have the potential for a tsunami,” he said.

As of 08.20 WIB, BMKG monitoring results had not shown any aftershock activity.

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