M6.6 Quake Hits Indonesia's Java Island, Shakes Capital

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Jakarta, Jan 14, 2022, SPA -- A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the main island of Java in Indonesia on Friday afternoon, sending people in high-rise buildings in the capital Jakarta into panic, Kyodo reported.
The 4:05 p.m. quake occurred just off the western tip of the island at a depth of 37 kilometers, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The country's Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said there was no threat of tsunami from the quake.
National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Abdul Muhari said visual reports showed some houses in Banten Province, which borders Jakarta, sustaining damage to their roofs and terraces.
The spokesman said there were no reports of human casualties following the quake.
A house is seen damaged in Banten, Indonesia, on Jan. 14, 2022, after a major earthquake off the main island of Java.
--SPA
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