6.3 magnitude earthquake in Nabire Not Potential Tsunami

6.3 magnitude earthquake in Nabire Not Potential Tsunami

Berkekutan earthquake 6.3 on the Richter scale shook Nabire, Papua, at a depth of 55 kilometers. Despite the large magnitude and was centered in the ocean, the earthquake was not the potential to cause a tsunami.

"Currently under normal conditions," said Head of Data, Information and Public Relations of the National Agency for Disaster Management, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, in a written statement Saturday, September 8, 2012.

An earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude occurred at around 17:51 pm. Location of the epicenter was at 3:11 south latitude and 135.06 east longitude.

Known epicenter was at sea, precisely in Sorong fault. Earthquake dipemukiman nearby residents perceived strengths were. The intensity or magnitude earthquake MMI V moderate.

"Earthquake felt pretty hard a few seconds in the Gulf Wondama. Society responds immediately out of the house," said Sutopo.

Until now there has been no reports of damage or casualties caused by an earthquake with a magnitude great enough.

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