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Deep M6.2 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia

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A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Java, Indonesia at 18:12 UTC on February 5, 2020 (01:12 LT, February 6). The agency is reporting a depth of 592 km (367 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

The epicenter was located 115.5 km (71.6 miles) NNE of Bangkalan (population 62 178) and 120.8 km (74.9 miles) NE of Paciran (population 27 072), Indonesia.

There are about 310 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

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.

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: Google, TW/SAM

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