Indonesia hits by three earthquakes on Wednesday morning
March 12, 2008, 1:48 pm
Filed under: Earthquake, Tsunami

Bandarlampung (ANTARA News) – Three mild earthquakes hit Indonesia on Wednesday morning, namely respectively in Mukomuko, Bengkulu Province, and Sorong, Papua Province.

The first quake shook Mukomuko, Bengkulu, at a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter Scale. Occurring at 6.45 am local time, the quake was located around 118 km southwest of Mukomuko, and at a depth of 13 km below the Mukomuko sea.

The quake`s epicenter was at 3.56 degrees southern latitude and 100.70 degrees eastern longitude.

At 7.58 am local time on the same day, another earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale again jolted Mukomuko waters, Bengkulu Province.

The second earthquake`s epicenter was located at 3.71 degrees southern latitude and 100.54 degrees eastern longitude, about 141 km southwest of Mukomuko, at a depth of 38 km below the sea level.

Both earthquakes on Sumatra Island did not triggered any subsequent tsunami.

The third earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted Papua waters, at 8.32 am Western Indonesian Time (WIB), but it did not cause a tsunami. The quake was located 332 km northeast of Sorong, Papua Province, at a depth of 30 km beneath the Papua waters. (*)

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