Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Indonesia suffers magnitude 5.4 earthquake

An earthquake has hit waters off Indonesia’s main island of Java.

No tsunami warning was issued, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.4. It hit 140km south of Cirebon city and was centred nearly 78km beneath the ocean floor.

El Shinta radio said it triggered widespread panic in the nearby town of Garut.

Indonesia is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.