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05 Feb 2020 | 12:59 PM UTC

Indonesia: 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of East Java province February 6

6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of East Java province February 6; aftershocks possible

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Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.2-magnitude earthquake 111 km (69 mi) north-northeast of Kemeduran (East Java province) at approximately 01:12 (local time) on Thursday, February 6. The quake struck at a depth of 592 km (368 mi). There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages. No tsunami warnings were immediately issued. 

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

Advice

Individuals in the affected area 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.