"The BMKG analysis results showed that the earthquake strength was magnitude 6.0 after it was updated. The modeling results showed there was no potential to trigger a tsunami," BMKG Earthquake and Tsunami Center Head Rahmat Triyono said in a statement here on Wednesday.
The quake's epicenter was located at 7.68 degrees southern latitude and 131.19 degrees eastern longitude, some 56 kilometers (km) northwest of Saumlaki City, Maluku, and at a depth of 63 km.
"If you look at the location of the epicenter and the depth of the hypocenter, the earthquake is a type of medium earthquake due to local fault activity. The results of the analysis of the source mechanism show that the earthquake has a horizontal movement mechanism (strike slip)," Triyono said.
The tremor was felt at IV MMI (modified mercalli intensity) in Saumlaki, II MMI in Tual.
There was no report of any damage.
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