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Jakarta Post

Two earthquakes jolt East Nusa Tenggara

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, April 7, 2019   /   10:59 am
Two earthquakes jolt East Nusa Tenggara Illustration of earthquake wave on graph paper (Shutterstock/Belish)

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has reported that two earthquakes hit East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) on Sunday morning.

The first one, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake, jolted the province at 4:54 a.m. The epicenter was located at sea, 148 kilometers northeast of Alor regency in NTT, at a depth of 573 km.

It was followed by another earthquake around four hours later. The second earthquake, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, hit the province at 9:18 a.m. The epicenter was located 19 km southwest of Malaka regency in NTT at a depth of 52 km.


Shocks from the second quake were felt in Kefamenanu city, according to a report from the BMKG. The agency also noted that neither earthquake had triggered a tsunami.(iwa)