Pandeglang hit with 5.2-magnitude earthquake, jolts felt in Jakarta

An earthquake registering 5.2 on the Richter Scale hit near the Pandeglang Regency in Banten this afternoon. Tremors from the earthquake were reportedly felt in Jakarta.

The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the earthquake occurred at 1:14pm today. The earthquake’s epicenter was 88 km Southwest of Pandeglang, 10 km below sea level.

“There was an earthquake in Pandeglang with effects being felt in Jakarta,” said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), as quoted by Vivanews today.

“There’s no potential for a tsunami. We hope that citizens can remain calm.”

Pandeglang is situated around 100 km to the west of Jakarta. Despite reports that the earthquake shook Jakarta as well, we must admit we didn’t feel it at all.

Did you feel an earthquake wherever you were in Jakarta this afternoon?

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