Strong and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.4 south of Java, Indonesia

Strong and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.4 south of Java, Indonesia

Strong and shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.4 (USGS) struck south of Java, Indonesia on September 3, 2012 at 18:23 UTC. Epicenter was located 244 km (151 miles) S of Sidorukun, Indonesia at coordinates 10.785°S, 113.880°E. Recorded depth was 8.8 km (5.5 miles) according to USGS. EMSC is reporting magnitude 6.3 and depth of 10 km. There are no people living within 100 km.

This earthquake occurred in the immediate area of the subduction fault (2 plates sliding under each other). (ER)

Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said it was centred beneath the Indian Ocean, but has no potential to trigger tsunami. The earthquake was strongly felt in Bali, while residents in some East Java cities told El Shinta radio they were awakened by the tremor.

The area to the south of eastern Java and Bali is very unstable the last weeks and months with several earthquakes felt in Bali. All of them were harmless but some scared a lot of tourists who are not used to the earthquakes.

  • Monday, September 03, 2012 at 18:23:04 UTC
  • Tuesday, September 04, 2012 at 02:23:04 AM at epicenter
Location10.785°S, 113.880°E
Depth8.8 km (5.5 miles)
Distances244 km (151 miles) S of Sidorukun, Indonesia
265 km (164 miles) S of Muncar, Indonesia
266 km (165 miles) S of Gambiran Satu, Indonesia
267 km (165 miles) S of Srono, Indonesia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 12.5 km (7.8 miles); depth +/- 3.7 km (2.3 miles)
ParametersNST=225, Nph=227, Dmin=258.3 km, Rmss=1.04 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc000ce33


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Clare 9 years ago

I am staying in Bali in a hotel on Legian Beach. Was woken at 2.25am with the whole building shaking, windows rattling and bed jumping. Very frightining for a tourist.

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