The United States Geological Survey reports that 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia at 1334H of 23 January 2018. The Pacific Ocean tremor—southwest of the coastline—had a depth of 43 kilometers; light to moderate shaking was felt in parts of Java Island, including Bandung and Jakarta, and southern Sumatra.
Testimonials on social media report buildings shaking for several seconds during the quake, with several structures undergoing evacuation. No tsunami warnings have been raised, and there have been no reports of casualties or damage thus far.
Earlier, initial reports from the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics stated that the quake was recorded at 6.4 magnitude and at a shallower 10-kilometer depth.
Local officials may temporarily shut down regional airports, rail lines, and other infrastructure in the tremor zone to check for damage. Minor disruptions could occur during the shutdown, but service will likely resume quickly if no damage is found. Similar disruptions are likely following aftershocks, which will probably continue in the region in the coming days.
Editor’s note: This is a developing story. This article will be updated as soon as more official announcements are made available to the public.