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10 Mar 2020 | 06:27 AM UTC

Indonesia: 5.2-magnitude earthquake hits west of Cicurug district (West Java) March 10

5.2-magnitude earthquake strikes west of Cicurug district (West Java) on March 10; aftershocks possible over the near term

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Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.2-magnitude earthquake 11 km (7 mi) west of Cicurug district (West Java) at approximately 17:18 (local time) on Tuesday, March 10. The quake struck at a depth of 25 km (16 mi). There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warnings were immediately issued.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected areas over the coming hours and days. 

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.