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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in the southern waters of East Java, Indonesia

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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in the southern waters of East Java, Indonesia on Friday (May 21). There are no reports of casualties or property damage.

According to the website of the Indonesian Bureau of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics, the earthquake occurred at 7:09 pm Jakarta time (8:09 pm Singapore time). The epicenter was located 57 kilometers southeast of Blitar County, East Java Province, away from the Indonesian capital. Jakarta is about 660 kilometers and the focal depth is 110 kilometers.

The Indonesian Bureau of Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics reported that islands and townships closer to the epicenter felt a slight tremor. The bureau did not issue a tsunami warning, but warned of the possibility of aftershocks near the epicenter and reminded residents to stay vigilant.

According to the US Geological Survey Earthquake Information Network, the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.7, and the focal depth was 107.9 kilometers.

Indonesia is located in the Pacific Rim seismic belt, where thousands of large and small earthquakes occur every year. On April 10 this year, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred in the southern waters of East Java Province, killing at least seven people.

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