Very strong damaging earthquake off the coast of Java, Indonesia - January 23, 2018

Damage report in cooperation with the 2018 Earthquake Impact Database. EID on Google Docs

Update 24-1, 04:50 UTC : So far this earthquake made a lot of damage
311 damaged houses
64 destroyed houses

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Update 07:09 UTC : Potential Damage Impact map from CATnews, Germany

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Update 07:00 UTC : Focal Mechanism from this earthquake
"Understanding Beach Balls" article"

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Update 06:21 UTC : USGS shaking intensity map based on the number of people who have felt a certain MMI intensity and the shaking intensity for the most important cities

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Update 06:10 UTC : USGS shaking map. Expected maximum shaking is MMI4 or Light shaking

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Update 06:09 UTC : USGS puts the epicenter of the coast

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Update 06:02 UTC : This is subduction earthquake (based on preliminary data)

Update 06:01 UTC : Seismogram as recorded near Jogjakarta, Java

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Update 06:00 UTC : The depth of the earthquake has a preliminary value of 75 km

Update 05:59 UTC : The earthquake was welle felt in the capital Jakarta

Update 05:55 UTC : Professor Max Wyss, who specializes in theoretical prognoses of injuries and fatalities expects : NO fatalities and 0 to 10 injured people

Update 05:44 UTC : Certainly NOT STRONG ENOUGH to generate tsunami waves

Update 05:43 UTC : Based on the current preliminary earthquake data, does expect at least some slight damage like cracks in walls, fallen tiles, etc.

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Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.9

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2018-01-23 06:34:51

Depth (Hypocenter) : 51 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Binuangeun, Indonesia Jan 23 06:34 6.0 43 MAP
  • Jakarta Utara - Light shaking
  • Jakarta - 5 to 10 seconds of shaking, security people moved out from the waiting rooms all the persons. Stayed out uo to 10 minutes. Now everything come back normal.
  • Kronjo - Quake lasted for 10-20 secs. Swayed table
  • South Jakarta - Shaking lasted around 30 seconds
  • Jakarta - 14th Floor WTC tower 1 Jalan sudirman Jakarta
  • jakarta - more than 10 second.
  • jakarta - Strong shaking
  • Jakarta - Moderate shaking
  • Depok - Approx 5 mins strong shaking, but no damaged. Thanks God!
  • Jakarta Selatan - Very weak shaking
  • Jakarta - Light shaking
  • JAKARTA - I was taking a dump in the toilet when I felt the tremors, I saw the ceiling lights starts swirling & the flushing water in the toilet bowl vibrating
  • Jakarta - For around 10-20 seconds Just shaking
  • Jakarta - 10-15 second, no damage
  • Jakarta near banten border jis - Shaking books fell of the cubards and tables 6.4 MG
  • Jakarta - i almost shat myself and i was shaking a lot
  • Jakarta - Felt it for 5-10 seconds. One strong tremor
  • Kemang - Moderate shaking
  • Cianjur - People safe. The building is not damaged
  • Cilegon - Strong shaking
  • Jakarta - maybe a minute -am on the 7th floor and thought my upstairs neighbour was hammering or something but then the apartment started moving from side to side and fixtures started swaying, had no idea what was going on until husband messaged me to say earthquake. Doesn't seem to be any damage.
  • Jakarta Timur - i just parking my toyota car & stop the engine, i felt that my car is move forward by it self and like a little child playing jumping in my back car, but when i look in mirror no child playing around, when out of car, everybody told me, that an earthquake.. about 90second, first about 40 second, stop and the second more longer
  • Jakarta - I was watching Korean drama as always and all of a sudden the wall started shaking and the bed starting shaking. I panicked but thank god nothing else happened
  • Lampung - Very weak shaking
  • Cicurug - Strong shaking
  • Jakarta - Was sitting in office 3rd floor, suddently all furniture start shaking, jumping, in about 20-25 sec ... lamps outside heavely shaking.
  • Jakarta, Bogor - I was in class and when I stood up the ground was shaking, it felt like a boat and then we did the process, moved outside, Thank God nothing else happened.
  • Jakarta - Lasted a10 seconds it scared me it was the first time I experienced an earthquake I was sitting on the ground watching YouTube on an iPad it’s only light
  • Bogor - There was a loud shaking noise and furniture was wobbling and shaking. There was no property damage
  • Jakarta Selatan - I was in Pondok indah mall when all of the sudden, things started falling off shelves in the store I was at. I immediately evacuated the building in case the earthquake caused severe structural damage.
  • Depok - Just a shake for 5-10 seconds but it’s me running and carry my son. I’m so panic. But i felt it’s strong shaking but no damage!
  • Jakarta - Moderate shaking
  • Jakarta utara - Chandeliers and ceiling fans were rocking..its was scary
  • Pangandaran - Licht schudden van de omgeving
  • Tangerang - Moderate shaking
  • Jakarta - Ongeveer 20 seconden beving. was op begane grond in restaurant. Geen schade.
  • Jakarta - I was sitting in the class, on english class, and the ground started shaking, windows started to make unusual sounds and paintings hanged in the wall started to wobble, it was truly terrifying. Apparently, it started to stop after a solid 10 seconds, it was one of an experience HAHA
  • Johannesburg - At 9.45pm our first floor apartment shook hard for about 5 seconds. It felt very strong. Apart from pipes shaking very loudly, no damage observed.
  • Kadudampit - Light shaking
  • GEOFON Java, Indonesia Jan 23 06:34 5.9 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Jakarta - I was in the 11th flour and felt the earthquake for more than 10 seconds
  • Bogor - No damage. all office staff felt shaking and evacuated. Shaking about 5 - 8 seconds
  • South Jakarta - Strong shaking
  • Depok - It lasted approx. 5-10 secs, but no damage.
  • Tangerang - Twice shaking. 5 seconds each
  • Kota Baru Parahyangan - Curtains, doors, windows, pictures moving side to side--people went outside and waited
  • Jakarta - Moderate shaking
  • jakarta - Very strong shaking
  • Bogor - Light shaking
  • Jakarta - Light shaking
  • Jakarta - Very weak shaking
  • jakarta - Creaking sounds lasted for 30 secs
  • Jakarta - Strong shaking
  • Cikarang - Office building shook - swayed about 6 inches - no apparent damage. Lasted 3-4 seconds
  • Jakarta - Very strong shaking
  • Jakarta - 15 seconds
  • Jakarta - Light shaking
  • TANGERang - Moderate shaking
  • Jakarta - Moderate shaking
  • Jakarta - Moderate to strong shaking from second floor of office building, lasted around 30 seconds. No aftershocks felt as of yet. No damage.
  • jakarta - no damage, light shaking on 20th floor
  • east jakarta - Light shaking
  • Jakarta - Shaking like in the dance floor!!!
  • Jakarta - Felt for about 30sec+
  • Cikarang - Strong shaking
  • tangerang - Strong shaking
  • Jakarta - Moderate shaking
  • Jakarta - Can't see any damage
  • Jakarta - 5-8 seconds. Some swaying of fixtures, wall movement,
  • Jakarta - Very strong shaking
  • Jakarta - Light shaking
  • jakarta - i was sleeping when it happened, then the shaking woke me up. it lasted for another 30 seconds before completely stopped. definitely made the whole building panicked.
  • Jakarta - Light shaking
  • Bandung - Moderate shaking
  • Sentul City - The shaking lasted for a good 5-7 seconds, but no apparent damage.
  • jakarta - no damage
  • Jakarta Utara - Slight tremor up and down then for the rest of the time left and right motion felt. From 2nd storey
  • Cilegon - 2-5 mins of shaking
  • Jakarta - Moderate shaking. Lasted a few seconds. No evacuation from school
  • Jakarta - 5-10 seconds long. Books fell. Lamp fell.
  • Jakarta - Just a shake for 5 sec
  • Jakarta Utara - I was in the school when the shaking began. It lasted for around 10-12 seconds, the crockery rattled and the mirror on the wall kept shaking and I could see the canopy of the building shaking. There has not been any damage to the property.
  • Jakarta - Moderate shaking
  • jakarta - Strong shaking for like 20 seconds
  • Cikarang - 20 secs, no property damage
  • South Tangerang - Light shaking




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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    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) ?
    People :
    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.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    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.
    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) ?
    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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