Earthquakes jolt east and south Java

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019

JAKARTA (Bernama): A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted 159km southeast of Malang district, East Java, early Tuesday (Feb 19) morning.

The quake occurred at 2.30am West Indonesian time. According to the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the quake was felt at Lumajang, Karangkates, Kuta, Nusa Dua and Malang.

The agency, however, did not issue any tsunami warning.

No impact of the quake to the areas and residents were reported so far.

Meanwhile, in KUALA LUMPUR, the Malaysian Meteorological Department reported that a moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale rocked South Java, Indonesia, at 3.30am today.

In a statement, the department said the quake occurred 209km west of Blitar.

However, it did not pose a tsunami threat to Malaysia. - Bernama