South Banten magnitude 6.6 earthquake caused by subduction activity

Jakarta (Antara)-The magnitude 6.6 earthquake that struck South Banten at 16:05 local time on Friday is a type of shallow earthquake caused by subduction activity.

The epicenter of the earthquake is at the coordinates of 7.21 degrees south latitude. It is located at 105.05 degrees east longitude, to be exact, 132 km southwest of the city of Pandeglang in Banten, at a depth of 40 km.

“Looking at the location of the epicenter and the depth of the epicenter, the earthquake that occurred was a shallow earthquake due to subduction activity.” It states in the statement received.

The analysis results show that the earthquake is due to the thrust fault mechanism.

The impact of the earthquake was felt by all residents of the Cikeusik and Panimbang areas of MMIVI. Most of them were surprised and ran away from home. Residents of Labuan, Sumur, South Tangerang, Lembang, Bogor City, Perabhan Ratu, Carianda and Bandar Lampung were also shocked by MMIIV.

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The MMI III-IV seismic shock was felt by residents of the Anyer, Jakarta, Tangerang city, Ciracas, Bekashi, Bandung and Bogor districts. Residents remembered that the shock felt like the truck was passing by.

So far, there have been reports of the effects of the earthquake damage in the Munjur and Chimangu districts and the Pandegran district. BMKG said the quake was unlikely to be a tsunami.

Until 16:40 local time on Friday, BMKG monitoring results showed two aftershock activities of magnitude M3.7 and M3.5, Prayitno said.

He urged the people in the affected areas to stay calm and unaffected by unconfirmed news.

Also, avoid cracking and damaging the building and make sure the house is earthquake resistant and free of damage that could affect structural stability due to the earthquake.

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