A tectonic earthquake measuring 6.0 occurred again in the Banda Sea, Central Maluku, Saturday (11/11/2023) at 15.41 WIT. This earthquake was a series of aftershocks that occurred after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday (8/11/2023).
Data received from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Ambon Geophysics Station, the earthquake was in the Banda Sea at a distance of 132 kilometers south of Banda and 227 kilometers north of Tepa, Southwest Maluku.
The epicenter of the earthquake was at coordinates 5.7 South Latitude and 130.09 East Longitude. The aftershocks were felt by residents in the Banda Islands, Central Maluku. “Just now we felt another earthquake in Banda,” said Hadi, a resident of Banda, Saturday.
Fadli, another resident, said that the vibrations caused by the earthquake were quite strong. “It’s felt quite strongly here,” he said via Whatsapp. So far there have been no reports regarding whether or not there was any damage caused by the aftershock.
BMKG confirmed that the earthquake did not pose a risk of causing a tsunami. Previously, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 occurred in the Banda Sea, Central Maluku, Maluku, on Wednesday (8/11/2023) at 13.53 WIT. The shallow type of earthquake which was centered in the Banda Sea was centered at a depth of 10 kilometers below sea level.