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Jakarta Post

Quakes hit Yogyakarta, West Sumatra, Bengkulu over Idul Adha holiday

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 11, 2019   /   04:05 pm
Quakes hit Yogyakarta, West Sumatra, Bengkulu over Idul Adha holiday Three moderately strong earthquakes hit various regions across Indonesia between the eve and morning of Idul Adha. (Shutterstock/Belish)

Moderately strong earthquakes ranging between 5.1 and 5.3 in magnitude hit parts of Bantul in Yogyakarta, Padang in West Sumatra and Enggano in Bengkulu between Saturday night and Sunday morning. No tsunami warnings were issued for any of the quakes.

The first quake was felt in Bantul and Kulon Progo regencies in Yogyakarta at around 8:26 p.m. local time on Saturday. According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), a 5.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded 105 kilometers southwest of Bantul, at a depth of 10 km.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said the quake was felt for four to five seconds around Bantul, and for one to two seconds in other nearby regencies.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the Bantul quake at 4.6 magnitude.

The second quake, recorded at 5.3 magnitude by the BMKG and 5.2 by the USGS, hit around 93 km southwest of Pariaman, West Sumatra, at a depth of 73 km at 4:11 a.m. local time.

The latest earthquake was recorded off the coast of Bengkulu at 11:38 a.m. According to the BMKG, the epicenter of the quake was 230 km southeast of Enggano, Bengkulu, at a depth of 10 km. Both the BMKG and the USGS recorded the quake at 5.3 magnitude.

No casualties or significant damage have been reported as of the time of writing. (kmt)