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1994 Java earthquake

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Date  June 3, 1994
Magnitude  7.8 Mw
Areas affected  Indonesia
Origin time  01:17:37 local time
Depth  18 km (11 mi)
Casualties  250 killed
1994 Java earthquake

The 1994 Java earthquake occurred on June 3 at 01:17:37 local time off the coast of Indonesia. The epicenter was off the eastern part of the southern Java coast, near the east end of the Java Trench.



This earthquake occurred with a moment magnitude of 7.8 in a region which is characterized as having a weak seismic coupling. Earthquakes with slow rupture velocities are the most efficient tsunami generators, and this earthquake was classified as a tsunami earthquake.


The tsunami reached Java and Bali, with runups up to 14 m (46 ft) on the east Java coast and up to 5 m (16 ft) on the southwestern Bali coast. More than 200 people were killed in the tsunami. The shock could be felt strongly across Bali, central and eastern Java, Lombok, and Sumbawa.


1994 Java earthquake Wikipedia

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