Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake Jolts West Java's Banjar



Laila Afifa

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 shook the city of Banjar, West Java, earlier today, November 29. The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) on its official website said it occurred at 02:39 Western Indonesian Time (WIB).

    The quake was located at 7.32 South Latitude and 108.8 East Longitude at the depth of 10 kilometers. The epicenter was 38 kilometer North East of the City of Banjar.

    The tremor could be felt until Cilacap on level III of Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) and in Bumiayu on level II-III of MMI.

    The meteorology agency said that on MMI's level II, several people could sense the shaking and light goods that were hanging would sway.