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7.5 quake hits 100 km east of Jakarta

7.5 quake hits 100 km east of Jakarta

spacer 8 August 2007 - An earthquake with a magnitude of around 7.5 on the Richter scale struck just 110 kilometers east of Jakarta, 115 kilometers north of Bandung at 00:04 local time (+7 GMT). The quake struck 75 km (46.60 miles) northwest of Indramayu and was at a depth of 286 km, the agency said. The quake could be felt by residents in the capital Jakarta and many other parts of the island, Southern Sumatra and even the resort island of Bali.

Information from the USGS
An earthquake occurred in Java, about 100 km (65 miles) east of Jakarta or about 110 km (70 miles) north of Bandung at 11:04 AM MDT, Aug 8, 2007 (Aug 09 at 12:04 AM local time in Java, Indonesia). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time. Because this earthquake is located about 290 km below the surface of the earth, it will have been felt strongly over a wide area, but is not likely to cause severe damage. We have received reports that the earthquake was felt in much of Java and in parts of Malaysia.

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Location of the earthquake
110 km (70 miles) ENE of JAKARTA, Java
115 km (70 miles) N of Bandung, Java
130 km (80 miles) NW of Cirebon, Java
150 km (90 miles) NE of Sukabumi, Java



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