Saturday, December 03, 2022

5.7 earthquake sparks panic on Indonesia's Java island

5.7 earthquake sparks panic on Indonesia's Java island

A strong tremor rocked Indonesia’s Java island on Saturday, sparking panic in a region where more than 320 people were killed in an earthquake last month.

A magnitude 5.7 tremor struck at a depth of 112 kilometers (69 miles), with its epicenter some 18 kilometers (11 miles) southeast of the town of Banjar in West Java, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said in a brief statement.

Indonesia’s meteorological agency BMKG initially reported a magnitude of 6.4, before revising it to 6.1.

There were no reports of major damage or casualties.

BMKG officials said there was no threat of a tsunami, according to local media.


 Magnitude    Mw 5.7
Date time    2022-12-03 09:49:42.4 UTC
Location    7.14 S ; 107.66 E
Depth    120 km
Distances    25 km SSE of Bandung, Indonesia / pop: 1,699,000 / local time: 16:49:42.4 2022-12-03
13 km SE of Banjaran, Indonesia / pop: 164,000 / local time: 16:49:42.4 2022-12-03

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