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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South of Java, Indonesia on Saturday, 16 December 2017 - information

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South of Java, Indonesia on Saturday, 16 December 2017

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - South of Java, Indonesia on Saturday, 16 December 2017
Dec 16 00:28: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 48.0 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 16 December 2017 00:22 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 48.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.13°S / 106.75°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Papandayan (141 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5.6*10^12 J (1.56 GWh / 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Sat, 16 Dec 00:22 UTCM 5.4 / 41 kmSouth of Java, IndonesiaGeoAu
Sat, 16 Dec 00:22 UTCM 5.4 / 10 km- 54km S of Tegalbuleud, IndonesiaUSGS
Sat, 16 Dec 00:22 UTCM 5.1 / 60 kmJAVA, INDONESIAEMSC

"I felt it" reports:
Salatiga / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Yogyakarta / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was sleeping, Ive take a pillo o sleep and even like that I woke up. I’ve experience others earthquakes but this one was without “earth roar”. Objets didn’t moved and Merapi is still sleep.
Bekasi (210 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
Yogyakarta / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Lembang, Bandung (172 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
Jakarta (213.2 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Desa Kertaangsana, Kecamatan Nyalindung, Kabupaten / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I have already slept, and was awakened by strong shaking. My Rani and I went quickly outside. I live in Nyalindung about 20 km from the city Sukabumi. Karl Heinz Kümmerle
Portsmouth (167.9 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Slight movement in my apartment (via app)
jatinangor (172.5 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
(196.4 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
Bandung (168.7 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
Depok (194 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
Bandung (164.4 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Not realized initially that it was an earthquake, thought someone was moving the dining table we were sitting on; much shorter and smoother than the earlier (midnight) bigger one. (via app)
Padalarang (161.6 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Bandung (Indonesia) (125 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Yes, I felt #earthquake at 07.24 AM local time (GMT 07.00) in Bandung. Mineral water bottle shakes so hard that make me realize it's an earthquake. I look for the nearest stairs to go down from 3rd floor. Hope everyone stay safe, especially in south of Java Island (via EMSC)

 

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