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11 Oct 2018 | 08:53 AM UTC

Indonesia: 6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off coasts of Java and Bali Oct. 11

Indonesia News Alert

6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off coasts of eastern Java and Bali October 11; no casualties or material damages immediately reported and no tsunami warning issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/10/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/11/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jakarta). COUNTRY/REGION Sumberanyar (East Java province)

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Event

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coasts of eastern Java and Bali in the early morning hours (local time) of Thursday, October 11. The quake's epicenter was located some 40 km (25 mi) north-northeast of Sumberanyar (East Java province). No tsunami warning was issued and no casualties or material damages were immediately reported. Aftershocks are possible in the affected area in the coming hours and days.

Context

Indonesia lies within the active seismic zone known as "the Pacific Ring of Fire."

Advice

Individuals present in the impacted region are advised to monitor the situation, be prepared for further aftershocks, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

During an earthquake, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), to move away from windows and exterior walls, and do not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from any tall structures, such as buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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