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Significant 6.0 quake hits near Blitar, East Java, Indonesia

Sat, 10 Apr 2021, 07:20
07:20 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
6.0 quake 10 Apr 2:00 pm (GMT +7)
6.0 quake 10 Apr 2:00 pm (GMT +7)
An intermediate magnitude 6.0 earthquake was reported early afternoon near Blitar, East Java, Indonesia.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Saturday 10 April 2021 at 2:00 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 87 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.9.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Dampit (pop. 23,100) located 78 km from the epicenter, Gongdanglegi Kulon (pop. 22,500) 78 km away, Sumberpucung (pop. 35,300) 78 km away, Kepanjen (pop. 51,900) 82 km away, Pakisaji (pop. 30,200) 89 km away, Blitar (pop. 132,400) 92 km away, Ngunut (pop. 26,300) 99 km away, and Malang (pop. 746,700) 99 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: 10 Apr 2:00 pm (GMT +7) local time (10 Apr 2021 07:00 GMT)
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 87.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.86°S / 112.49°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Primary data source: GFZ

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