Earthquake shocks are felt strongly in some parts of Indonesia, Friday night, December 15, 2017. The earthquake occurred twice, with a lapse of time of about 40 minutes.
The quake freaked out Jakarta residents living in tall buildings. Meanwhile, residents in coastal Cilacap, Central Java crowded evacuate away from the beach.
Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said the earthquake that occurred at 23:47 magnitude 7.3 SR.
“The epicenter is in the sea, 74 km southwest Kawali,” the BMKG statement in the Twitter account, @ InfoBMKG, Friday (15/12/2017). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105 km.
The quake was also recorded by the US Geological Survey Agency (USGS). However, the strength of the recorded earthquake was different.
On its website, USGS mentions, the earthquake that occurred in the island of Java magnitude 6.5 SR. The center is in Cipatujah.
“An earthquake with a strength of 6.5 SR shook Java waters in Indonesia,” the USGS revealed.
“The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.9 kilometers at coordinates of 7.734 ° S 108.023 ° E.”
USGS said the epicenter of the earthquake was about 52 km southeast of Tasikmalaya, West Java.
Shocks caused by the earthquake are felt by residents in several cities, in Java, Bali, to West Nusa Tenggara. The power of shocks varies.