Magnitude 6.1 quake hits Indonesia’s West Java

Jakarta, SANA- A quake of 6.1 magnitude hit Indonesia’s West Java area on Saturday, sending people running out of buildings.

“The quake has no tsunami potential. It was felt in capital Jakarta, around 200 km from the epicenter,” Reuters quoted the Indonesian geophysics agency BMKG.

One person was injured and four houses were damaged in the town of Garut, said a spokesperson for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency.

The magnitude was initially reported at 6.4 with a depth of 118 km (73 miles) and was later updated with a depth of 109 km.

BMKG reported a smaller 2.9 magnitude quake at 107 km depth hit near the first quake over an hour later.

Shaza Qreima

 

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