Deep M6.6 earthquake hits Java Sea, Indonesia

Deep M6.6 earthquake hits Java Sea, Indonesia

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit the Java Sea, Indonesia at 22:54 UTC on July 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 528.7 km (328 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 566 km (351 miles).

The epicenter was located 94 km (59 miles) N of Batang (population 115 537) and 100 km (62 miles) N of Mlonggo (population 33 542), Central Java, Indonesia.

There are about 480 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

100 089 people are estimated to have felt weak shaking.

This earthquake poses no tsunami risk.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

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: TW/SAM, Google


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Comments

Jamal Shrair 5 months ago

As, I predicted 4 days ago, the earthquakes took place around the ring of fire and there is a possibility for a bigger one today. If you want to be great at something, you MUST spend a great deal of time on it. There's no way around it. You have to really dig deep.

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