Garut Earthquake

An earthquake rocked West Java, Thursday, February 16, 2016 at 1:53 pm dawn. An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale is strong enough to be felt up to the citizens of West Java city of Bandung and Subang.

As reported Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the earthquake occurred in the southwest Garut with a depth of 19 kilometers. Pretty shallow quake is most likely the reason why the quake was felt quite strong in some areas in West Java.

Is a bit different to those reported BMKG, the USGS of the United States noted that the earthquake occurred in the southern region of West Java precisely in Puncakwangi with the strength of 4.9 on the Richter scale and a depth of 78.6 kilometers.

As reported netizen responded @InfoBMKG and @pikiran_rakyat Twitter account, the quake was strongly felt in the region to the region Garut Bandung, Subang, Sukabumi, Ciamis, to Bogor. Until 2:30 pm there are no reports of damage caused by this earthquake vibrations.

As is known, the earthquake is large enough also occur in southern West Java Monday, February 13th at 15:12 pm. At that time, the earthquake had a strength of 5.1 on the Richter scale with its epicenter located at the coordinates of 7.94 LS-108.22 BT, precisely in the Indian Ocean at a distance of 33 km southeast of Tasikmalaya at a depth of 66 kilometers.

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