An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 shook Ambon, in Maluku province, Indonesia, on Thursday morning, September 26, 2019 at 06: 46: 4, local time.
According to information published by the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the epicenter was on land, 40 km northeast of Ambon, at coordinates 3.38 north latitude, 128.43 east longitude. The epicenter of the earthquake was found at a depth of 10 km and had no tsunami potential.
Seismic tremors were felt by V MMI in Ambon, V MMI in Kairatu, II-III MMI in Paso and II MMI in Banda. The earthquake felt strong for approximately 3-5 seconds in Ambon City, while in the eastern Seram district it was felt for about 3-4 seconds.
Meanwhile, replicas with a magnitude of 5.6 SR were produced at 07:39:53, local time, 18 km northeast of Ambon, at coordinates 3.63 north latitude and 128.36 east longitude, at a depth of 10 km.
According to information from the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), several buildings were damaged due to the earthquake, including the building of the University of Patimura, the building of the office of food safety in the province of Maluku, which suffered damage in the roof, 2 houses severely damaged in the villages of Toisapu, Leitimur Selatan, Ambon City and the red and white bridge of Ambon, which presented cracks.
Until this news was revealed, the local BPBD continued to collect data on the impact of the earthquake.