Shallow M6.0 hits near the coast of Java, IndonesiaA strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Java, Indonesia at 06:43 UTC on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 43.9 km (27.3 miles). EMSCreports M6.0 at a depth of 80 km (49.7 miles).
According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 39.8 km (24.7 miles) S of Binuangeun (population 0), 73.7 km (45.8 miles) WSW of Pelebuhanrutu (population 43 001), 90.9 km (56.5 miles) S of Labuan (population 33 576), and 99.5 km (61.8 miles) S of Rangasbitung (population 126 910), Indonesia.
There are 4 100 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).
Tsunami is not expected
Some 33 530 000 people are estimated to have felt light shaking and 91 659 000 weak.
The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though resistant structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are unreinforced brick with concrete floor and precast concrete frame with wall construction.
Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides that might have contributed to losses.
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| Gewijzigd: 23 januari 2018, 10:13 uur, door Joyce.s