Earthquake Shakes Garut Regency, Potential for Tsunami?

JABARNEWS | BANDUNG – A tectonic earthquake rocked Garut Regency, West Java, Thursday 20.26 WIB.

Head of BBMKG Region II South Tangerang Hartanto said the results of the BMKG analysis showed this earthquake had a magnitude of M = 3.2.

The epicenter of the earthquake was at coordinates 7.18 South Latitude and 107.78 East Longitude, or precisely on land at a distance of 13 km Northwest of Garut Regency at a depth of 2 km.

“Taking into account the location of the epicenter and the depth of the hypocenter, the earthquake that occurred was a shallow type of earthquake due to local fault activity in the local area,” he said as in an official statement.

The impact of the earthquake described by the BMKG Shakemap and based on reports from the community, this earthquake was felt in the Darajat, Kamojang, Paseh, Pasirwangi areas with an MMI Intensity Scale III, there were trucks passing by), in Samarang, Majalaya, Tarogong with an MMI II Intensity Scale (Some people feel vibrations, light objects that are hanging sway).

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