A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Java island on Friday, January 14, 2021 causing buildings to shake in Jakarta, the capital city.
The strong and relatively shallow quake struck at 0905 GMT (4.05pm Jakarta time) at a depth of 37 kilometers (23 miles).
— Alan Kafka (@Weston_Quakes) January 15, 2022
The tremor was felt in the capital and rattled buildings. No tsunami warning was issued. Pandeglang district in Banten Province was the most heavily hit.
There are no reports of deaths and tsunami.
Very strong M6.6 #earthquake with some moderate aftershocks Sunda Strait, #Indonesia on 14 Jan 2022 at 09:05 UTC recorded by Stations R21C3, RDD06, and UTTH in Bangkok, #Thailand @raspishakEQ @raspishake @IRIS_EPOhttps://t.co/QHhutYoEcO pic.twitter.com/eZE7Yur2do
— Michael 🇹🇭 (@KMIDSSeismology) January 14, 2022
However, officials announced at least 2 injuries and as many as 922 houses and buildings moderately to heavily damaged / destroyed.
— Hashtag Elyoum (@Hashtagelyoum) January 14, 2022
In the capital city Jakarta, the tremors triggered panic and people were rushing outside from high buildings, mall shopping centers and houses, but there is no report of casualties.
“I was working from home and noticed my laptop was moving… then the door started to rattle and hanging objects started to make a noise.
Gempa Berkekuatan 6,6 SR Guncang Pulau Jawa, Indonesia.
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Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes off Indonesia’s Java island.
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زلزال بقوة 6,6 درجة يضرب قبالة جزيرة جاوا الإندونيسية.
#earthquake #Indonesia pic.twitter.com/52yAabcgGU
— Gazamedia (@Gazamediaa) January 15, 2022
“I fetched my roommate, who was in the bathroom, and we fled the apartment. Outside, people were rushing towards the emergency stairs,” recalls a resident of the Kalibata City apartment complex.
— Venkatesh R (@venkat771123) January 14, 2022
In Pandeglang district, 745 houses and 35 buildings such as health clinics, schools, and places of worship were damaged, said Nana Suryana, head of the operational unit of the provincial disaster management and mitigation agency.
Thanksfully, people in the region were prepared: “We are constantly conducting drills, gaving informal education and advisories to residents in case of strong quakes and/or other disasters.”
A 6.7 earthquake that rocked Jakarta, Indonesia pic.twitter.com/gFTaNFKRNS
— Udit Kulshrestha (@uditkulshrestha) January 15, 2022
Due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of severe seismic activity where tectonic plates meet that runs from Japan to Southeast Asia and throughout the Pacific basin, Indonesia experiences numerous quakes. [KhaleedTimes]
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