4.2-M Earthquake Hits Pangandaran Regency

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Ririe Ranggasari

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Laila Afifa

8 September 2022 16:41 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A tectonic earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 hit Pangandaran Regency in West Java, Thursday, September 8, at 10:25 West Indonesia Time. According to the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the source of the earthquake was at sea.

The BMKG did not report a tsunami.

The epicenter was located at 8.2 South Latitude and 108.24 East Longitude, 62 kilometers southwest of the Pangandaran Regency at a depth of 35 kilometers, making it a shallow earthquake.

"The earthquake was caused by underwater fault activity," the head of the BMKG Region II Tangerang, Hartanto, said in a written statement, Thursday, September 8.

So far there have been no reports of damage to buildings as a result of the earthquake. As of 10:48, there were no reports of aftershocks.

Anwar Siswadi (Contributor)

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