Very Strong (damaging) earthquake along the Java coast, Indonesia

Last update: January 26, 2014 at 10:04 am by By

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Update: Two persons injured so far, but no fatalities. Only in Banyumas the economic loss is estimated to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Update: A woman from Cilacap was slightly injured when she and her son tried to get into the house and a wall suddenly collapsed and hit her.  About 109 homes were damaged along the Java island.

Update 15:30 UTC: Until now there are no reports of casualties. Meanwhile,  small aftershocks were felt in the region.

A mosque collapsed in the village of Kranggan

A mosque collapsed in the village of Kranggan

Update: Based on preliminary data report of  “Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana” – BNPB (“National Disaster Management Agency”), two mosques and 45 homes are damaged. Among the most affected cities we mention: Purworedjo, Banyumas, Kebumen, Cilacap, Magelang and Yogyakarta.

Update 07:38 UTC: A mosque in the village of Kranggan collapsed, damaging one neighbour building, No casualities there. Some more houses in Kranggan suffered some damage.

Update 07:26 UTC: Damage is now reported from various parts of south-central Java. One house in Purworedjo collapsed and others were damaged. Little damage, mainly cracked walls, is visible in parts of Yogyakarta. Rockfalls were observed in the hills around the town Kebumen, and in Tasikmalaya (western Java) the quake destroyed many windows. In many parts the people ran out of their houses in panic. Luckily there are no injuries so far.

Update : we do not expect serious damage out of this earthquake because of the distance and the depth of the hypocenter. The depth of the hypocenter is the reason that millions of Indonesians may have felt this earthquake.

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39km (24mi) SSE of Adipala, Indonesia
41km (25mi) S of Kroya, Indonesia
53km (33mi) SW of Gombong, Indonesia
54km (34mi) S of Banyumas, Indonesia
330km (205mi) SE of Jakarta, Indonesia

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6.1

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2014-01-25 05:14:20

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 88 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Java, Indonesia Jan 25 16:58 4.7 100 MAP I Felt It
USGS Adipala, Indonesia Jan 25 16:58 4.7 92 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Java, Indonesia Jan 25 16:58 4.7 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Java, Indonesia Jan 25 07:29 4.3 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Java, Indonesia Jan 25 07:29 4.3 72 MAP I Felt It
USGS Adipala, Indonesia Jan 25 05:14 6.1 89 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Java, Indonesia Jan 25 05:14 6.1 88 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Temanggung - it feels just like move very small
  • Jogjakarta - jogja solo di madiun masih terasa
  • Tegal Jawa Tengah - Etalase ptah + hp2 pada jatuh, soal nya saya dagang hp/ konter
  • Jogyakarta - No damage I am aware of
  • Cilacap - tidak ada kerusakan
  • Nusawungu - atap sekolah(kontruksi baja ringan)berderak/berbunyi keras._+3menit
  • Daerah - atap sekolah (kontruksi baja ringan) berderak/berbunyi sangat keras.
  • Jatilawang - pada saat terjadi gempa sekitar pukul 12.10 wib, kami dengan temen2 berlarian keluar ruangan sambil menyuruh seluruh warga yg berada didalam rumah agar keluar rumah, dan diluar tiang listrik dan tower seluler kaya mau patah sehingga kami kebingunan mencari tempat utk berlindung, getaran yg paling hebat dirasakan sekitar 25 detik
  • Tunjung - getaran hebat terasa sekitar 25 detik
  • Purwokrto - GETARAN HEBAT SEKITAR 25 DETIK
  • Desa - sangat lemah tetapi lumayan membuat kepanikan anak-anak sekolah kami, mereka keluar ruangan untuk menghindari kondisi yg terjadi, tdk ada kerusakan sama sekali
  • Bandung - very mild shake existed for 6-10 seconds experienced
  • Jin Solo - Pas de panique ds le magasin nous sommes sortis mais d apres les locaux, je suis expatrie ici depuis 2 ans, il etait tres fort
  • Yogyakarta - Geen schade
  • Kroya - Cilacap - saya sedang duduk bersandar di dinding tiba-tiba bumi bergetar
  • Cipanas - Terasa getaran sekitar 5 detik
  • Rengas Condong Banjaran - gue lagi nyervis kirain toronton lagi lewat didepan toko,eh ternyata jalan kosong
  • EMSC Java, Indonesia Jan 25 05:14 6.1 95 MAP I Felt It INFO


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    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
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    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
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    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
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    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
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    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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