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Friday, 10 Safar 1440 / 19 October 2018

6.3-magnitude earthquake jolts Situbondo, East Java

Kamis 11 Oct 2018 07:25 WIB

Rep: Fauziah Mursid/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda

Houses and other buildings ruined by earthquake that hit Situbondo, East Java, early on Thursday (Oct 11).

Houses and other buildings ruined by earthquake that hit Situbondo, East Java, early on Thursday (Oct 11).

Foto: dok BNPB
Gayam District, Semenep Regency, East Java was the hardest hit by the quake.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SITUBONDO -- A major earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale, which was updated to 6.3 on the Richter scale, rocked the East Java district of Situbondo. It caused panic to the people. They rushed out of their houses very early in the morning on Thursday.

The quake hit at 01.44 western Indonesian time with epicenter 7.42 degree on the south latitude and 114.47 east longitude at a depth of 10 kilometer in the Bali Sea.

The epicenter was around 61 kilometers northeast of the city of Situbondo, and 860 km southeast of Jakarta, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) office said. The agency said the quake has no potential to trigger tsunami.

However, after the quake, people in the city of Situbondo, chose to sleep outside their houses as they felt traumatic of the recent quake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi and Lombok.

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Gayam District, Semenep Regency, East Java was the hardest hit by the quake.

"Temporary data on the impact of the earthquake reported that three people died and several houses were damaged," National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Head of Information Data and Public Relations Sutopo Purwo Nugroho in a written statement received by Republika.co.id, on Thursday (Oct 11) morning.

The tremors were also felt strongly in the East Java capital of Surabaya.

"I felt the jolt when I was about to go to bed," Niswati, who lived at Bulak Banteng Wetan area in the city said, adding, though only a few seconds I was traumatic by the disasters in Central Sulawesi and Lombok."

Earthquake and tsunami left more than 2,000 people dead in Central Sulawesi only less than two weeks ago and more than 550 killed in Lombok a month earlier.

The epicenter of the Situbondo quake is 161 kilometers northwest of Nusa Dua, Bali, where the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group is underway, with delegates also discussing issue related to quake and tsunami disasters.

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