The Yogyakarta (Southern Java) earthquake occurred about 25 km SSW of Yogyakarta and about 440 km ESE of Jakarta at 5:54 AM local time on May 27, 2006. time. Date of occurrence (local). 2006-05-27. date. Time of occurrence (local). 05:53:00. time Damage was not strictly a function of distance from the epicenter.