6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off western Indonesia, no tsunami alert issued

2021-04-10 09:35:57 GMT2021-04-10 17:35:57(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

JAKARTA, April 10 (Xinhua) -- A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted East Java, a province in west Indonesia, on Saturday, but did not potentially trigger a tsunami, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said.

The agency initially released a report that the quake had a magnitude of 6.7, but updated it to 6.1 minutes later, the agency said.

There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties following the quake, but risk assessment has been undertaken, the National Disaster Management Agency's spokesman Raditya Jati told Xinhua by phone.

"The risk assessment of the impact of the quake is being carried out," the spokesman said.

The quake occurred at 2 p.m. Jakarta time (0700 GMT) with the epicenter at 96 km south of Kepanjen town of Malang district and the depth at 80 km under the seabed.

The intensity of the quake was felt at IV MMI (modified Mercalli intensity) in Karangkates village of Malang as well as other parts of the district and Blitar district, and III to IV MMI was felt in the districts of Kediri, Trenggalek and Jombang, the agency said.

The tremors were also felt in nearby resort island of Bali and West Nusa Tenggara province, it said. Enditem