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GENERAL

Moderate quake hits Java, Indonesia

10/04/2021 05:40 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 -- A moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter scale hit Java, Indonesia at 3 pm today.

According to a Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) statement, the quake was detected 80 kilometres (km) south of Blitar, Indonesia with a depth of 91 km.

However, there is no tsunami threat to Malaysia.

Meanwhile, it was reported that an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter scale struck East Java, Indonesia, with the epicentre located 90 km southwest of the Malang district.

The Indonesian Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), which did not issue a tsunami threat, stated that the quake occurred at 2 pm West Indonesia time today at a depth of 25 km in the Indian Ocean. 

So far, there has been no report of property damage and loss of lives.

-- BERNAMA

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