Two Earthquakes 4,3 M and 4,2 M Shook Morowali, Central Sulawesi


An earthquake with a magnitude (M) 4.3 occurred in Morowali, Central Sulawesi. A few hours later, an earthquake of magnitude (M) 4.2 occurred at a nearby location.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the first earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 M occurred on Thursday (21/1/2021), at around 10:32 WIB. The earthquake occurred in the sea at a depth of 10 kilometers.

“The epicenter was at sea 18 km northeast of Morowali Regency,” @infoBMKG wrote.

The location of the earthquake was at 2.87 South Latitude (LS) and 122.37 East Longitude (BT). Furthermore, aftershocks occurred near that point with a magnitude of M 4.2.

BMKG reported that this aftershock occurred at 12.42 WIB. This aftershock occurred only 2 kilometers from the first earthquake at the same depth.

“The epicenter was at sea 18 km northeast of Morowali Regency, a depth of 10 kilometers,” BMKG wrote.

The location of this aftershock is at 2.74 South Latitude (LS) and 122.30 East Longitude (BT). Both earthquakes were felt by MMI III in Morowali Regency.

MMI III means that the vibration is felt real in the house, the vibration is felt as if a truck has passed. Until now there has been no information regarding the impact of the earthquake.