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M6.7 Quake Strikes South of Java

Posted by feww on April 4, 2011

Strong Earthquake Measuring 6.7Mw Strikes South of Java, ENE of Christmas Island

The quake struck at an estimated depth of 24 km about 241 km (149 miles) ENE of Christmas Island, USGS/EHP said.

Earthquake Location Map


Source: USGS/EHP. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude: 6.7
  • Date-Time: Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 20:06:42 UTC
  • Location: 9.786°S, 107.749°E
  • Depth: 24 km (14.9 miles)
  • Region: SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA
  • Distances:
    • 241 km (149 miles) ENE of Christmas Island
    • 277 km (172 miles) S of Tasikmalaya, Java, Indonesia
    • 318 km (197 miles) S of Bandung, Java, Indonesia
    • 412 km (256 miles) SSE of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
  • Location Uncertainty:
    • horizontal +/- 12 km (7.5 miles)
    • depth +/- 7 km (4.3 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Tsunami Evaluation

A DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT DOES NOT EXIST BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA. HOWEVER, THERE IS A VERY SMALL POSSIBILITY OF A LOCAL TSUNAMI THAT COULD AFFECT COASTS LOCATED USUALLY NO MORE THAN A HUNDRED KILOMETERS FROM THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE MADE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY:  PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER

Damage Report

There was no report of damage or casualties as of posting; however, news agencies quoted a spokesman for Indonesia’s earthquake agency as saying: “In Cilacap people were panicking—most of them are evacuating to higher ground.”

The agency reported the quake as a 7.1 magnitude striking at a depth of 10km with the epicenter located at about 300km from Cilacap, south coast of Java island, Indonesia.

Other Recent Significant Quakes:

  • FIJI Region: 6.4Mw; 17.649°S, 178.578°W; depth of 552km;   Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 14:07:09 UTC
  • Tarapaca Chile: 5.9Mw; 9.555°S, 69.072°W; depth of 83km;  Saturday, April 02, 2011 at 10:59:37 UTC
  • Crete, Greece: 5.9Mw; 35.729°N, 26.455°E; depth of 78km; Friday, April 01, 2011 at 13:29:12 UTC
  • E Honshu, Japan: 5.9Mw; 39.353°N, 141.982°E; depth of 38km;  Friday, April 01, 2011 at 11:57:54 UTC

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