Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Hit Java, Indonesia

- Time: 2024-04-27 at 16:29:51 UTC
             2024-04-27 at 23:29:51 GMT-7
- Location: -8.11° LAT, 107.27° LON
- Magnitude: Mww6.1
- Depth: 68 km
- Focal mechanism: Thrust Fault
- Provider: USGS


Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Java.

The earthquake occurred within an area associated with MODERATE and INCREASED seismic hazard exposure, according to Quantectum’s automatic alert field estimation. We forecasted it in our weekly earthquake forecast for the Indonesia region, on April 22, 2024, available here.


Picture 2: Picture showing moderate and increased seismic hazard exposure in the region of the earthquake.

According to Quantectum’s Macroseismic Intensity map, the earthquake reached level V macroseismic intensity, which was associated with STRONG shaking and potential no damage to the infrastructure. The most potentially exposed cities were Banjar (pop. 210k), Soreang (pop. 117k), Banjaran (pop. 165k), Singaparna (pop. 49k), and Pameungpeuk (pop. 48k).


Picture 3: Macroseismic intensity map for the magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Java.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far and no particular alert was issued.

 

* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.

** The information provided is a product of Quantectum's own system, please tag Quantectum when sharing it. For more detailed information, contact us by email.

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