Very Strong (damaging) earthquake along the Java coast, Indonesia
Last update: January 25, 2014 at 3:51 pm by By Armand Vervaeck
Update 15:30 UTC: Until now there are no reports of casualties. Meanwhile, small aftershocks were felt in the region.
A mosque collapsed in the village of Kranggan
Update: Based on preliminary data report of “Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana” – BNPB (“National Disaster Management Agency”), two mosques and 45 homes are damaged. Among the most affected cities we mention: Purworedjo, Banyumas, Kebumen, Cilacap, Magelang and Yogyakarta.
Update 07:38 UTC: A mosque in the village of Kranggan collapsed, damaging one neighbour building, No casualities there. Some more houses in Kranggan suffered some damage.
Update 07:26 UTC: Damage is now reported from various parts of south-central Java. One house in Purworedjo collapsed and others were damaged. Little damage, mainly cracked walls, is visible in parts of Yogyakarta. Rockfalls were observed in the hills around the town Kebumen, and in Tasikmalaya (western Java) the quake destroyed many windows. In many parts the people ran out of their houses in panic. Luckily there are no injuries so far.
Update : we do not expect serious damage out of this earthquake because of the distance and the depth of the hypocenter. The depth of the hypocenter is the reason that millions of Indonesians may have felt this earthquake.
39km (24mi) SSE of Adipala, Indonesia
41km (25mi) S of Kroya, Indonesia
53km (33mi) SW of Gombong, Indonesia
54km (34mi) S of Banyumas, Indonesia
330km (205mi) SE of Jakarta, Indonesia
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 6.1
Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown
GMT/UTC Time : 2014-01-25 05:14:20
Depth (Hypocenter) : 88 km