Saturday, August 21, 2010

Magnitude 5.0 Yogyakarta Earthquake

A magnitude 5.0 struck Yogyakarta region on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 06:41:38 PM local time. The epicenter located 6 km southwest of the damaging M 6.2 earthquake of May 26, 2006, onshore at position 8.034°S, 110.380°E (BMG). It is not clear if this events is related to 2006 events but by looking at alignment location of the epicenter, there is a big possibility that this earthquake occurred at the same fault system. The 2006 events caused more than 6.000 fatalities and a massive infrastructure destruction, leaves traumatic memories to the residents and causing panic reaction to this particular event. The shakes felt as a strong ground motion for about 5 seconds by the residents of Yogyakarta city, Bantul and Gunungkidul regency. No damaged and fatalities reported yet.

Location of this event related to 2006 event


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