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No tsunami warning from quake as Jakarta buildings sway

Published on Jun 14, 2013 1:59 AM
 

JAKARTA (AFP) - A 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck off Indonesia's main island of Java on Thursday caused tall buildings in the nation's capital Jakarta to sway slightly, but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

The United States Geological Survey said the quake struck at 11.47pm (12.47am Singapore time on Friday) at a depth of 11km in Indonesian waters some 170km east of Australia's Christmas Island, and 423km south of Jakarta.

The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said there was no potential for a tsunami.

"There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties, but we know the quake was felt in several parts of Java," an agency spokesman told Agence France-Presse.

 
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