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Event: EQ Earthquake
Number: 2017-000181
Country: IDN Indonesia
Location: Tasikmalaya District (West Java Province)
Date (YMD): 2017-12-15
Time: 23:47
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Magnitude: 6.9
Information Source:IFRC
Comments: On Friday, 15 December 2017, at 23:47 local time, BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency) reported an earthquake of 6.9 magnitude. The epicentre was located on the coast at 7.75 degrees south and 108.11 degrees east, some 6 km southeast of Bantarkalong, Tasikmalaya District, West Java Province, with an estimated depth of 120 km. The National Disaster Management Office (BNPB) BNPB confirmed that as a result of the earthquake, four people are dead, 11 people seriously injured and 25 people slightly injured. To date, the recorded number of damaged houses is 2,935 in West Java, Central Java and Yogyakarta, with West Java as the most affected province. Latest data shows 451 heavily damaged houses, 579 medium damaged houses and 1,905 slightly damaged houses.
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