Magnitude 6.4 Quake Hits Indonesia’s West Java

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A representation  shows the determination  of a magnitude 6.4 quake which deed  Indonesia's West Java country  connected  Dec. 3, 2022. (USGS/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

A representation shows the determination of a magnitude 6.4 quake which deed Indonesia's West Java country connected Dec. 3, 2022. (USGS/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

JAKARTA—A magnitude 6.4 quake deed Indonesia’s West Java country connected Saturday astatine a extent of 118 km (73 miles), sending radical moving retired of buildings, the country’s geophysics bureau BMKG said.

The quake has nary tsunami potential, it said. The quake was felt successful superior Jakarta, implicit 280 km (175 miles) from the epicenter.

There were nary contiguous reports of harm oregon casualties and authorities said they were making checks, particularly successful Garut, the municipality closest to the epicenter.

Some residents of West Java cities said connected societal media they felt the quake strongly. A Reuters witnesser successful Bandung, the superior of West Java Province, said guests of a edifice ran retired of the gathering but had since returned inside.

Dwikorita Karnawati, caput of BMKG, said determination were nary aftershocks recorded truthful far, but warned radical to beryllium connected alert.

“It is champion to stay cautious for now,” she told section quality transmission KompasTV.

Last period a shallow quake of 5.6 magnitude deed West Java’s Cianjur, sidesplitting much than 300.

Reuters

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