Saturday, 14 December 2019

Another Earthquake Hits Pangandaran, No Tsunami Warning: BMKG



Markus Wisnu Murti

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    TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) announced that a 4.9-magnitude earthquake rocked Pangandaran in West Java this afternoon. The agency assured that the quake had not prompted a tsunami warning. 

    The epicenter of the earthquake that happened at 15:38 Western Indonesia Time (WIB) was located 84 kilometers southwest off Pangandaran regency, with a shallow hypocenter of 31 kilometers caused by inter-slab activities from the Eurasian plate.

    No reports were made regarding damages or aftershocks up to 16:00 WIB today. 

    On Thursday, Pangandaran was also hit by a 4.8-magnitude earthquake that was felt in Cilacap, Tasikmalaya, Garut, and Ciamis. The BMKG reported this earthquake was also caused by the Eurasian plate's inter-slab activities.