Quakes jolted the West Java city of Bogor and East Java’s Probolinggo on 23 November following the devastating 5.6 magnitude quake that killed more than 200 in Cianjur two days ago.
A quake measuring a magnitude of 4.1 rocked Probolinggo at 5.45 pm. The epicentre was said to be 14 km northeast of Probolinggo Regency at a depth of 6 km.
According to the Head of the Data and Information Section at Indonesia’s meteorology body (BMKG) Teguh Tri Susanto, the quake was a tectonic tremor—triggered by activities of tectonic plates.
“There has been no tsunami warning so far,” he stated.
Meanwhile, a 3.1 magnitude quake rattled Bogor at 5.54 pm. The epicentre was 15 km southwest of Bogor at a depth of 18 km.
The quake was also felt in Bogor Regency and Sukabumi. The latter was also affected by the tremor in Cianjur on 21 November.
The Bogor quake did not cause a tsunami. No casualties have been reported so far.
Some Bogor and Jakarta residents told TOC that they were unaware of the most recent tremor.
“Really? I did not feel anything,” said a housewife in Central Jakarta.
Dian, a school teacher in Bogor, stated to TOC that she also did not feel the quake but her sister felt it.
BMKG warned Indonesians not to trust misleading information circulating on social media platforms regarding the quake.
Indonesia is prone to quakes due to its location included in the Ring of Fire-referring to a long horseshoe-shaped seismically active belt of volcanoes, tremors, and tectonic plates.
A day after the Cianjur disaster, a 5.2 magnitude tremor rocked North Sulawesi, with the epicentre located 134 northeast of Melonguane at a depth of 89 km.
The Cianjur quake damaged more than 50,000 houses and forced more than 60,000 to seek refugee shelters.