An Earthquake With A Magnitude Of 5.9 In Majene, West Sulawesi. Feels Up To Makassar, The Table Shakes
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MAKASSAR - The earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale that rocked Majene Regency, West Sulawesi was also felt by residents of Makassar City, such as a number of visitors to RM Madaeng on Jalan Pelita Raya Makassar.

A visitor named Yuniastika suddenly got up from his seat because he felt a vibration at his dining table.

Called Yuni, the 26-year-old woman thought that the shock she felt was the effect of her vertigo. It's just that, it turns out that the vibration is also felt by other visitors.

"The table was shaking, I think only from our eating activity. In fact, visitors at other tables also felt the same way," he said as quoted by Antara, Thursday, January 14.

Yuni suspected that the shock was the effect of the construction of the AP Pettarani Makassar toll road, with road works, material transportation and so on.

Meanwhile, the Sub-Coordinator of BMKG Makassar Services, Siswanto, also confirmed that the earthquake tremors in West Sulawesi were felt by residents of South Sulawesi.

"They said that there were friends at the Bank Indonesia tower who felt it, I myself happened to be sitting here and didn't feel the vibration," said Siswanto.

Based on the BMKG analysis, it was confirmed that the residents of Parepare City and Pinrang Regency felt the tremors of this large-scale earthquake. This is because the epicenter was 10 KM shallower than sea level.

The earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter scale occurred on Thursday, January 14, to be precise at 13:35 WITA. The location of the earthquake was 2.99 Lintas Selatan, 118.89 East West, or 4 km from the North West of Majene Sulbar.


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