5.0 magnitude earthquake jolts East Luwu

5.0 magnitude earthquake jolts East Luwu

location of the East Luwu earthquake, South Sulawesi. (BMKG)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale jolted East Luwu, South Sulawesi Province, on Tuesday, at 01:13 a.m. Western Indonesian Standard Times (WIB), but it did not have potential to trigger a tsunami.

The quake`s epicenter was located at 2.50 degree southern latitude, and 121.43 degree eastern longitude, 30 km northeast of North Luwu, and at a depth of 10 km, according to information of the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), here, Tuesday.

Residents of Sorowako, Nuha, East Luwu, felt the earthquake at III-IV MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity).

Earlier, a tremor of 4.0 magnitude hit South Manokwari, West Papua Province, on Monday, at 12:21 WIB.

Reporting by Bayu Kuncahyo,fardah

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