Home > International News > Earthquake hits Indonesia capital

Earthquake hits Indonesia capital

Indonesia map

Indonesia map

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

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: