Indonesia: 6.7 magnitude quake strikes off Java island

Indonesia: 6.7 magnitude quake strikes off Java island

This picture taken on May 10, 2016 shows sunrise over the ancient Borobudur temple in Magelang, in Indonesia's central Java province. (Photo: AFP)
This picture taken on May 10, 2016 shows sunrise over the ancient Borobudur temple in Magelang, in Indonesia's central Java province. (Photo: AFP)

JAKARTA: A powerful 6.7-magnitude quake struck southwest of Indonesia's Java island on Friday afternoon, the country’s meteorology agency (BMGK) said.

The quake off Banten Province did not have the potential to cause a tsunami, the agency said.

It was felt strongly in the Indonesian capital Jakarta prompting people to flee from buildings, according to Reuters witnesses.


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