Published: Sat, December 16, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Earthquake rattles Indonesia's Java island, 2 dead

Earthquake rattles Indonesia's Java island, 2 dead

A strong 6.5-magnitude natural disaster rocked Indonesia's main island of Java late yesterday, leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta.

The center of the temblor was situated in the town of Cipatujah, about 190 miles away from Jakarta, the U.S.

Jakarta resident Web Warouw was on the 18th floor of a building in the capital when the quake struck. No casualty or damage has, however, been reported.

Tremors were felt in central and west Java and a series of aftershocks stoked panic.

The quake struck at 11:47 p.m. and triggered a tsunami warning for parts of Java's coastline that was lifted about two hours later.

The USGS said the epicentre of the quake was located at a depth of 92 kilometres, about 52 kilometres southwest of Tasikmalaya.

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National Disaster Mitigation Agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that a 62-year-old man was killed in West Java's Ciamis Regency and five others injured in some areas in West and Central Java after their houses collapsed.

Damage to a hospital in Jakarta.

He posted on his Twitter page photos of people scouring collapsed buildings.

"Suddenly, we felt dizzy, but constantly". People rushed out of their homes in fear as buildings trembled.

Indonesia is no stranger to earthquakes of varying intensities, with the last major quake in 2004 recorded at a magnitude of 9.3, causing a massive tsunami and killing thousands.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where several tectonic plates meet, making it vulnerable to frequent earthquakes.

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