TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) indicated that a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck North Sulawesi on Saturday, January 22 at 09:26 EST. The epicenter was 39 kilometers southwest of Melonguane in the Talaud Islands at a depth of 12 kilometers.
Based on the data from the BMKG, the quake was located at 3.67 north latitude and 126.82 east longitude.
The center of the quake was 39 kilometers southwest of Melonguane, 147 kilometers northeast of Tahuna in the Sangihe Islands and 192 kilometers from Ondong in the Sitaro Islands in North Sulawesi. The earthquake also struck 325 kilometers northwest of Ternate in the North Moluccas.
The meteorological authority took care of that earthquake no tsunami potential.