Indonesia: 6 dead, 5,000 evacuated after quake

Indonesia's disaster management agency said at least six people died.

Indonesia: 6 dead, 5,000 evacuated after quake

Indonesia's disaster management agency said at least six people died and about 5,000 people have been evacuated from an area hit by a powerful earthquake off the coast of southwest Java.

A strong 7.4-magnitude quake struck off Indonesia's Java island on Wednesday causing seismologists to issue a tsunami alert, the US Geological Survey and local officials said.

The quake struck less than 200 kilometres (123 miles) south of the capital Jakarta at a depth of 63 kilometres, the USGS said.


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