M5.8 Earthquake Jolts Indonesia's Yogyakarta Coastline
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the South Java coastline in Yogyakarta on Thursday dawn, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported.
According to the agency’s head of earthquake and tsunami Daryono, the epicenter was 128 kilometers south of Yogyakarta and at a depth of 46 kilometers.
“The shallow earthquake was triggered by the Indo-Australian plate subducting under the Eurasian plate,” the BMKG report stated.
The region that felt the earthquake the most was the Special Region of Yogyakarta, which was measured at V on the MMI scale. The tremors in other surrounding regions such as Ponorogo were measured at IV on the MMI scale.
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