Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Sunda Strait, Indonesia

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A strong earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.7 hit Sunda Strait, Indonesia at 09:05 UTC on January 14, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 37.2 km (23.1 miles); EMSC M6.6 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles).

The epicenter was located about 88 km (55 miles) SW of Labuan (population 33 576), and 117 km (73 miles) SW of Pandeglang (population 92 316), Indonesia.

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake, BMKG said.

There are about 1.7 million people living within 100 km (62 miles).

133 000 people are estimated to have felt strong shaking and 1 246 000 moderate.

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.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Estimated population exposure to earthquake shaking

Selected cities exposed

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google

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