Friday, August 2, 2019

6.8R in AW Sumatra, Indonesia

A powerful earthquake has struck off Indonesia's Java island, prompting a tsunami warning for a neighbouring area, the country's geophysics agency said.
Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency on Friday called on residents on the Banten coast to "immediately evacuate to higher ground".
The 7.4 magnitude quake, as it was initially measured, struck at 7:30pm (12:30 GMT) with an epicentre 147km southwest of Sumur and at a depth of 10km.
Sitting on the geologically active Pacific "Ring of Fire", Indonesia is frequently hit by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, but strong tremors were felt in the capital, Jakarta, prompting people to run from office buildings.

Below see the recently published calendar for the region clearly showning the expected event. 

MagnitudeMw 6.8
Date time2019-08-02 12:03:26.2 UTC
Location7.25 S ; 104.82 E
Depth40 km
Distances233 km SW of Tangerang, Indonesia / pop: 1,373,000 / local time: 19:03:26.2 2019-08-02
208 km S of Bandarlampung, Indonesia / pop: 801,000 / local time: 19:03:26.2 2019-08-02
176 km SW of Pandeglang, Indonesia / pop: 92,400 / local time: 19:03:26.2 2019-08-02

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