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Standing on Shaky Ground

Moderate Earthquake Startles Bali and East Java Residents on Monday, July 8, 2013

(7/8/2013) A Moderate earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale at around 10:13 am Bali time on Monday, July 8, 2013.

The epicenter for the tremor was off the southern coast of Java, 112 kilometers southeast of Malang.

Building shook for 10-20 seconds in most of South Bali and East Java sending some into the streets in panic.

The relatively shallow earthquake, estimated to have occured at a depth of 10 kilometers below sea level, did not reslt in a tsunami.

While mild panic was precipitated by the tremor, there were no early reports of injuries or property damage associated with the seismic event.