LATEST NATURAL DISASTERS IN INDONESIA


Quake hits Java Island of Indonesia
March 4, 2008, 12:56 pm
Filed under: Earthquake

Earthquake shakes Sukabumi, West Java province

A tectonic earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale shook Sukabumi, West Java province, Tuesday at 06.34 am local time.

The quake`s epicenter was located at 7.59 degrees southern latitude and 106.67 degrees eastern longitude, around 79 km southwest of Sukabumi, at a depth of 30 km, the meteorological and geophysics local office reported.

Last month (Feb 8), a 5.0-magnitude earthquake rocked water area near Sukabumi. The quake`s epicenter was located at 8.06 degrees southern latitude and 106.91 degrees eastern longitude at a depth of 10 km.


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