Earthquake – Strong Aftershocks Expected

Jan 15, 2022

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck nearly 90 km (55 mi) southwest of Labuan — located on the western coast of Banten province — at an estimated depth of 37.2 km, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Strong to moderate shaking was reported throughout southwest Banten province, while light shaking was felt as far as 200 km away in the capital Jakarta. There were no reports of casualties, and no tsunami warning was issued. However, there were reports of some damage in the Munjul and Cimanggu districts of Pandeglang regency of Banten province, although the extent remains unknown. Authorities have warned that strong aftershocks are expected through the short term.

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