5.0-magnitude aftershock rocks Java, Indonesia

16:15, April 26, 2011      

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An aftershock with magnitude of 5. 0 rocked Java island of Indonesia on Tuesday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported.

The aftershock struck at 14:24 p.m. Jakarta time (0724 GMT) with epicenter at 108 km southwest Cialcap of Central Java and depth at 70 km under sea bed, official of the agency Arief Akhir told Xinhua by phone.

The main 6.3-magnitude quake struck at 13:39 p.m. Jakarta time (0639 GMT) with epicenter at 120 km southwest Cilacap of Central Java and depth at 24 km under sea bed.

The intensity of the quake was felt at 3 to 4 MMI (Modified Mercally Intensity) at Pangandaran of West Java, 2 to 3 MMI in Cilacap of Central Java, Bogor and Bandung of West Java, and 1 to 2 MMI in Jakarta, he said.

The USGS reported on its website that the quake was at 5.4 magnitude.

Indonesia sits on a vulnerable quake-hit zone so called "the Pacific Ring of Fire," where two continental plates meet that frequently cause seismic and volcanic movements.

Source: Xinhua
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