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Earthquake hits Indonesia capital

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A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Java, causing buildings to sway in the capital, Jakarta, officials have said.

The epicentre was located 185km (115 miles) west of the city, in the Sunda Strait, at a depth of 53.7 km (33.4 miles), the US Geological Survey said.

There have so far been no reports of any damage or casualties. A more powerful 7.6-magnitude quake devastated western Sumatra last month and left more than 1,100 people dead. Indonesia sits on the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, one of the most active areas for earthquakes and volcanic activity in the world.

Source: GBC NEWS

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