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A 5.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia.

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An hour ago,  Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported that a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Indian Ocean, 88 km south of Yogyakarta, Indonesia at a depth of 61km. France’s Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) listed the quake at a magnitude of 5.1 while the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) listed the quake at a magnitude of 5.2.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised in the next hours or minutes as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.


Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake did not cause significant damage but was felt by many people. Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include  Pundong (pop. 24,100) located 72 km from the epicenter, Pandak (pop. 56,000) 79 km away, Bantul (pop. 58,700) 80 km away, Sewon (pop. 73,600) 80 km away, Kasihan (pop. 86,200) 86 km away, Yogyakarta (pop. 636,700) 88 km away, Depok (pop. 104,500) 90 km away, and Klaten (pop. 126,800) 95 km away.

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