Major quake hits off Indonesia

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

Major quake hits off Indonesia
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.

Residents in the capital Indonesia reported buildings shaking and some offices were evacuated.


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