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Quake strikes off Indonesia's Java Island, felt strongly in capital

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Quake strikes off Indonesia's Java Island, felt strongly in capital
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A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's Java Island on Friday, the meteorology agency said, prompting some residents in the capital Jakarta to flee from buildings in panic.
 
Indonesia's meteorology agency (BMKG) said the earthquake hit 52 km (32 miles) off Banten province at a depth of 10 km, but did not trigger a tsunami warning. The magnitude was initially reported at 6.7 but downgraded to 6.6.
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There were no immediate reports of casualties and BMKG warned people to stay indoors, after five aftershocks were recorded, the strongest reaching a magnitude of 5.7.
 
"From inside a house, it felt like a truck was passing through," BMKG chief Dwikorita Karnawati told a livestreamed news conference.
 
In Jakarta, tremors were felt strongly for more than a minute, said Reuters witnesses.
 
Indonesia straddles the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire", a highly seismically active zone, where different plates on the earth’s crust meet and create a large number of earthquakes and volcanoes.
 
 
REUTERS
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