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Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 61 km southwest of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, Indonesia, on Friday, Apr 1, 2022 at 2:14 pm (GMT +7) -

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 61 km southwest of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, Indonesia, on Friday, Apr 1, 2022 at 2:14 pm (GMT +7) Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 61 km southwest of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, Indonesia, on Friday, Apr 1, 2022 at 2:14 pm (GMT +7)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 20 km depth

1 Apr 07:17 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
1 Apr 07:22: Now using data updates from GFZ
1 Apr 07:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0. Epicenter location corrected by 7.9 km (4.9 mi) towards N.
1 Apr 07:35: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Fri, 1 Apr 2022, 07:27
Moderate 4.9 quake hits near Pelabuhanratu, West Java, Indonesia
4.9 quake 1 Apr 2:14 pm (GMT +7)
4.9 quake 1 Apr 2:14 pm (GMT +7)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Pelabuhanratu, West Java, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Friday, April 1st, 2022, at 2:14 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.9.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Pelabuhanratu (pop. 43,000) located 78 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Cicurug (pop. 89,000) located 113 km from the epicenter, Sukabumi (pop. 276,400) 117 km away, Caringin (pop. 91,800) 121 km away, and Rangkasbitung (pop. 126,900) 121 km away.
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

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 1, 2022 07:14:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Apr 1, 2022 at 2:14 pm (GMT +7)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.3
Depth20.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.2767°S / 106.0777°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode7.277°N / 73.922°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt7 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoPerbakti (88 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities61 km (38 mi) WSW of Pelabuhanratu (pop: 43,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) SW of Cicurug (pop: 89,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
102 km (63 mi) WSW of Sukabumi (pop: 276,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (64 mi) SW of Caringin (pop: 91,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (65 mi) S of Rangkasbitung (pop: 126,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
106 km (66 mi) SW of Ciampea (pop: 207,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
129 km (80 mi) S of Serang (pop: 164,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
145 km (90 mi) SW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
173 km (108 mi) WSW of Bandung (pop: 1,699,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
353 km (219 mi) N of Flying Fish Cove (Christmas Island) (pop: 500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.320 km61 Km WSW of Pelabuhanratu, IndonesiaUSGS
5.120 kmJAVA, INDONESIAEMSC
5.320 kmJava, IndonesiaRaspberryShake
5.110 kmJava, IndonesiaGFZ
5.226 kmJava, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (10)

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TANGERANG (130.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : Weak latéral shaking (21th floor of u residence tower 3 in Tangerang) | 3 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Kelapa Dua (128.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short : Sitting at my desk on upper floor (4m high). Creaking of house and backward /forwards motion felt | One user found this interesting.  
near Kresek, West Java (136 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Tidak terasa (reported through our app)  
Office (138.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : Very weak shaking  
North Jakarta (151.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
near Kresek, West Java (136 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Tidak terasa (reported through our app)  
Curug, Banten (129.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Horizontal shake 2 secs (reported through our app)  
Bogor / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Jakarta / not felt (reported through our app)
jakarta barat / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 20, 2022 23:44
6 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
Indian Ocean, 89 km S of Rangkasbitung, Banten, IndonesiaMore
May 6, 2022 20:27
8 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
Indian Ocean, 55 km W of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 26, 2022 10:39
9 weeks ago
4.7

72 km
Indian Ocean, 57 km W of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 16, 2022 00:36
11 weeks ago
3.1

24 km
Indian Ocean, 67 km SW of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 14, 2022 06:48
11 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
Indian Ocean, 97 km SW of Rangkasbitung, Banten, IndonesiaMore
Apr 14, 2022 06:26
11 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
Indian Ocean, 55 km W of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 10, 2022 11:23
11 weeks ago
2.9

23 km
Indian Ocean, 72 km W of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 9, 2022 18:38
12 weeks ago
3.0

13 km
Indian Ocean, 64 km W of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 5, 2022 08:37
12 weeks ago
4.4

70 km
Indian Ocean, 70 km SW of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 5, 2022 03:02
12 weeks ago
3.3

18 km
Indian Ocean, 76 km SW of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 4, 2022 17:55
12 weeks ago
3.2

14 km
Indian Ocean, 70 km W of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 1, 2022 21:59
13 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
Indian Ocean, 70 km W of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 1, 2022 12:26
13 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
Indian Ocean, 68 km W of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 1, 2022 09:00
13 weeks ago
3.0

15 km
Indian Ocean, 71 km SW of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 1, 2022 07:35
13 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Indian Ocean, 66 km SW of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 1, 2022 07:29
13 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
Indian Ocean, 73 km W of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore
Apr 1, 2022 07:20
13 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
Indian Ocean, 58 km W of Pelabuhanratu, West Java, IndonesiaMore

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