Strong earthquake off the Java coast, Indonesia

Last update: July 14, 2014 at 5:36 am by By

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Update : USGS is reporting a Magnitude of 5.7 at a depth of 60 km.
There is certainly NO tsunami danger

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Update : The depth of the hypocenter (breaking point) is the reason why it is being felt in a very wide area

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240 km S of Semarang, Indonesia / pop: 1,288,084 / local time: 12:05:04.4 2014-07-14
165 km SE of Yogyakarta, Indonesia / pop: 636,660 / local time: 12:05:04.4 2014-07-14
132 km SW of Tulungagung, Indonesia / pop: 65,262 / local time: 12:05:04.4 2014-07-14
122 km SW of Trenggalek, Indonesia / pop: 29,083 / local time: 12:05:04.4 2014-07-14

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.4

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2014-07-14 05:05:05

Depth (Hypocenter) : 75 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Java, Indonesia Jul 14 05:05 5.4 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Malang - HANYA TERJADI GONCANGAN RINGAN SELAMA KURANG LEBIH 15 DETIK
  • Yogyakarta - i felt just minutes a go
  • Madiun - saya merasakan gempa cukup lama didaerah saya di madiun jawa timur
  • Malang - I felt it it's been a while but quite strong
  • Seminyak - 2 small jolts, half a second apart.
  • Temanggung - getaran terasa sekitar 3 - 5 detik.....di lantai II gedung
  • Yogyakarta - biasa aja tuh
  • Pacitan - Gempa berlangsung sangat singkat kurang lebih stngah menit
  • Jogyakarta - I don't have much experience with earthquakes so don't have much to report.
  • Bantul - A sharp jolt followed by 30 - 45 seconds of 'gentle' ground movement
  • Yogyakarta - Gempa 5.4 SR 104 Tenggara Pacitan Pk 12.05 WIB Kedalaman 68 km
  • Trenggalek - Gempa sekitar 15 detik
  • trenggalek - Sekitar 15 detik
  • Boyolali - Terasa sekitar 20 detik. Tidak terlalu besar tetapi terasa bagi orang yang duduk di kursi. Tidak terjadi kerusakan properti. Saya di kantor yang berlantai 1.
  • Ponorogo - Kita merasakan gempa bumi cukup kuat, kurang lebih 5 detik. Tidak ada kerugian meterial.
  • Solo - Surakarta - guncangan lemah, cukup membuat kepala pusing ketika duduk depan komputer. Tidak ada kerusakan, kaca pun tidak bergetar.
  • Legian - Felt my pool bed shaking for 10 seconds, twice. Was on the rooftop of my hotel, across from the beach. Pretty scary, first experience.
  • Kuta - No damage - lantai Dua rolling movement
  • EMSC South Of Java, Indonesia Jul 14 05:05 5.5 75 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ngulung Wetan, Indonesia Jul 14 05:05 5.7 59 MAP I Felt It


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    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
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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) ?
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    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.
    Structures :
    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).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    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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