Twelve quakes jolt regions of Indonesia

An analyst with the Pekanbaru Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said on Sunday there had been 12 tectonic earthquakes over the last two weeks.

The latest quakes struck parts of Sulawesi and Singihe islands on March 21 and March 22, respectively, with magnitudes of 6.3 and 5.2 on the Richter scale (RS), the BMKG analyst, Ardhitama, said.


The first quake hit East Luwu, South Sulawesi, on March 19 with a magnitude of 4.2 on the Richter scale, he said.

That was followed by a quake with a magnitude of 4.2 RS, which struck Bantul.

Then on March 20, another quake with a magnitude of 4.8 RS shook an area in Kendari. “Also on March 20, a tectonic quake with a smaller magnitude of 3 on the Richter scale shook the same area,” he said as quoted by Antara.

On March 19, another quake with a magnitude of 4.9 on the Richter scale struck Palu.

Source: The Jakarta post




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