UPDATE: Big, deep earthquake in Java
Yes, a very large earthquake has struck near the Indonesian island of Java but it is extremely deep - it is not yet known whether there were any surface effects of this very large seismic event.
UPDATE: NowPublic member dmimi has just commented (13:41 | August 8th, 2007):
I'm In jakarta and i feel it.... just few mins agoooo...om My!!! and the center earthquake is in Indramayu city...West Java....7.2...thx ryan for the quick info...
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JAKARTA (Reuters) - A powerful undersea earthquake has hit
Indonesia's West Java island, a telephone text message from the
country's Meteorological agency said on Thursday.
The agency did not give a tsunami warning and there were no
immediate reports of damage or casualties, but the quake caused panic
in parts of the densely inhabited Java island.
The Indonesian agency said the quake had a 7.0 magnitude, while the
U.S. geological survey said on its Web site the magnitude was 7.4.
The quake struck 75 km (46.60 miles) northwest of Indramayu and was at a depth of 286 km, the Indonesian agency said.
The quake could be felt by residents in the capital Jakarta, as well
as in the nearby city of Bandung and in the town Yogyakarta in central
Indonesia suffers from frequent earthquakes. It lies on an active seismic belt in the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire".
Location: JAWA, INDONESIA
The figure, 282.1 is the depth (in miles) of the quake.
This is from an earthquake-reporting listserv I subscribe to:
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 08 August 2007 10:08
Subject: GEOFON BIG alert ev070808164951: Java, Indonesi 8.0
Autoloc alert ev070808164951: determined by 30 stations, weight 30, type A
LocSAT solution (with start solution, 30 stations used, weight 30):
Java, Indonesia M=8.0 2007/08/08 17:04:57.9 6.19 S 107.73 E 300 km