6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted western Indonesia


JAKARTA– A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s western province of West Java yesterday, but did not trigger a tsunami, the meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency reported.


The agency had first reported the quake with 6.4-magnitude, and it has now been revised to 6.1 magnitude, head of quake and tsunami mitigation division of the agency, Daryono, told media over the phone.


The quake rocked the province, which has been in an emergency relief effort, after being hit by a 5.6-magnitude quake last month, at 16:49 local time (0949 GMT), with the quake’s epicentre at 52 km south-west of Garut district, and at a depth of 109 km, the agency said.


Head of the Emergency Unit of the West Java Province, Hadi Rahmat, said that, there were no reports of building damages or casualties after the quake.


“So far, there are no reports of damages. However, a risk assessment is being carried out,” Rahmat said.


Source: Nam News Network