Four earthquakes of varying magnitudes jolt Indonesia on Tuesday

Four earthquakes of varying magnitudes jolt Indonesia on Tuesday

BMKG's map picture for earthquake in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia (ANTARA/Handout-BMKG).

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Four earthquakes of 5-6.1 magnitudes struck Indonesia, Tuesday, at 5:54 a.m., 11:44 a.m., 12:17 a.m., and 1:16 a.m. local time respectively, with tremors of the three felt on Java Island, and one in Bengkulu, Sumatra. The first earthquake, measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale, rattled Jepara, Central Java Province, with the epicenter located at - 6.12 degrees latitude and 110.56 degrees longitude, at a depth of 578 kilometers (km), and 53 km northwest of Jepara, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) noted on its official website here on Tuesday.

The earthquake of Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) III that hit Central Java was felt by the residents of Yogyakarta, Mataram, Purworejo, and Kuta in Bali.

The second 5.4-magnitude quake hit Rangkasbitung, Banten Province, with the epicenter located at 6.69 degrees latitude and 106.14 degrees longitude, at a depth of 82 km and 18 km southwest of Rangkasbitung.

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The third earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale, rattled Pangandaran, West Java, with the epicenter situated at - 9.42 degrees latitude and 107.27 degrees longitude, at a depth of 10 km, and some 234 km southwest of Pangandaran.

The fourth tremor jolted Enggano, Bengkulu Province, with the epicenter situated at 7.29 degrees southern latitude and 103.24 degrees eastern longitude, at a depth of 10 km, some 241 km southeast of Enggano.

All of these quakes had no potential to trigger a subsequent tsunami, and no reports of damage were so far received after the tremors.

Indonesia lies in the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is an area geographically having high volcanic and seismic activities.

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