A magnitude 6.7 earthquake shakes the Indonesian island of Java
A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Java Island on Friday, the country’s meteorology agency said, prompting some residents in the capital Jakarta to flee from buildings in panic.
Indonesia’s meteorology agency (BMGK) said the earthquake hit 52 km (32 miles) off Banten province at a depth of 10 km, but did not have the potential to cause a tsunami. The quake was also felt in the province of West Java and in Lampung, on Sumatra island.
Last month, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning and also sending residents fleeing from their homes but causing only minor damage.