6.3 Quake Hits Indonesia No Tsunami

In Asia, Earthquakes & Tsunamis, News Headlines

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has hit Central Java around 120 kilometres south-west of Cilacap at a depth of 24 kilometres, local officials said.

The local meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said there was no tsunami alert.

A disaster management official in Cilacap said so far there was no report of damage from the area although it had caused panic.

“When the quake hit, we felt a strong tremor. Many people ran outside their houses,” said the official, named Suherman.

“Now the disaster management officials are trying to calm people here, saying there is no threat of a tsunami.”

Indonesia sits on the Pacific ring of fire, where the meeting of continental plates causes high seismic activity and is frequently hit by earthquakes.

You may also read!

Millions In China Face Arsenic Poisoning

Nearly 20 million people in China live in areas at high risk of arsenic contamination in their water supplies,


Biblical Wormwood Arrives In India

Tubewells in seven wards of Chittagong City Corporation are pumping water with arsenic contamination 10 times higher than the


34 Meter Tsunami Could Hit Japan

TOKYO (AP)—Much of Japan's Pacific coast could be inundated by a tsunami more than 34 meters (112 feet) high


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu