BMKG Logs Latest Earthquakes in Cianjur and Papua's Sarmi

1 December 2022 06:57 WIB

Earthquake illustration. abcnews.com

TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the most recent earthquake was detected in Cianjur, West Java, on Wednesday night, November 30, 2022. It was measured at 2.5 magnitudes on the Richter scale.

The shaking, however, reached the intensity level of III MMI in Pacet, part of Puncak tourist site. Weaker tremors were measured in a number of other districts in Cianjur Regency.

The quake was recorded at 22:24 western Indonesian time (WIB) and centered on land, 5 kilometers southwest of Cianjur with a depth of 10 kilometers. Based on its epicenter, it was confirmed to be an aftershock from the main M5.6 earthquake on Monday, November 21, 2022, – just like the other 343 aftershocks that had occurred as of 15:00 WIB Wednesday, November 30.

Throughout Wednesday, the agency recorded three quakes in Cianjur. The other two occurred earlier at 07:53 and 17:33 WIB with a magnitude of 3.5 and 2.8. The shakings were detected at the intensity level of up to IV MMI in Cugenang and III MMI in Cugenang also, respectively.

Other than in Cianjur, the BMKG recorded that an earthquake jolted Sarmi of Papua on Wednesday. It was measured at 4.8 magnitudes and centered on land with a depth of 28 kilometers, causing tremors in the East Bonggo area at an intensity level of III-IV MMI.

MARIA FRANSISCA LAHUR

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