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Earthquake of 5.6 magnitude rocks Indonesia’s Java island; 25 dead, over 300 injured


An earthquake shook Indonesia’s main island of Java on Monday, damaging dozens of buildings and sending people into the capital’s streets for safety.

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.4 quake was centered in Cianjur region in West Java province, a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

Local officials in Cianjur district said dozens of buildings, including houses, were damaged.

The quake was strongly felt in the greater Jakarta area. High-rises in the capital swayed for more than three minutes and some were evacuated.

“The quake felt so strong. My colleagues and I decided to get out of our office on the ninth floor with emergency stairs,” said Vidi Primadhania, an employee in South Jakarta.


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