5.2 Magnitude Quake Rocks Pangandaran Regency

    Antara - 24 August 2020 12:48 WIB
    5.2 Magnitude Quake Rocks Pangandaran Regency
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    Bogor: A 5.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Pangandaran Regency in West Java Province on early Monday but no tsunami alert was issued.

    The epicenter of the quake that occurred at 00:38 a.m. local time was located around 231 kilometers away from southwest of Pangandaran at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

    Despite the absence of tsunami warning, the agency suggested that local residents remained alert with aftershocks.

    Earthquakes regularly rock various parts of Indonesia due to the fact that the country lies on the Circum-Pacific Belt, also known as the Ring of Fire, where several tectonic plates meet and cause frequent volcanic and seismic activities.

    On February 6, for instance, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted the Island of Miangas in North Sulawesi Province at 08:40 p.m. local time, prompting many residents to rush out of their homes in search of safety. (antara)


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