Sunday, 1 Jumadil Awwal 1443 / 05 December 2021

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Malang Earthquake, Local Residents Panic and Scatter

Sabtu 10 Apr 2021 15:12 WIB

Rep: Wilda F/ Red: Elba Damhuri

An earthquake measuring magnitude 6.7 hit Malang Regency, east Java, on Saturday.

An earthquake measuring magnitude 6.7 hit Malang Regency, east Java, on Saturday.

Foto: Twitter BMKG
An earthquake measuring magnitude 6.7 rocked Malang Regency, East Java, on Saturday

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MALANG -- An earthquake measuring magnitude 6.7 rocked Malang Regency, East Java, on Saturday (10/4). This incident caused local residents to panic and rush out of buildings and houses.

In a report by the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the earthquake was recorded at around 14.00 WIB. The earthquake lasted for 37 seconds. 

The epicenter of the earthquake is estimated to be 90 kilometers (km) southwest of Malang Regency, East Java. 

"It is 25 kilometers deep and has no potential for a tsunami," wrote BMKG in its official message, Saturday (10/4).

A resident of Tumpang, Malang Regency, Pipit Anggraeni, admitted she felt the earthquake when he was in the house. At first, he and his family thought it was raining.

"But the weather was hot, then I went out and my brother shouted an earthquake," she told Republika.co.id.

In the first earthquake, Pipit thought the shaking stopped within a few seconds. However, the earthquake occurred again with a longer duration.

In fact, Pipit saw the house building swaying too fast. "The trees near my house swayed too violently."

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