5.9 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia`s Java

Last Updated: Monday, June 4, 2012 - 23:32

Zeenews Bureau

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Ritcher scale struck Indonesia`s most-populated island. The impact was felt in capital Jakarta also. The tremor caused tall buildings to shake.

The quake struck 96 kilometres southwest of the city of Sukabumi after 1630 IST at a depth of 67 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.

It has been said that no tsunami warning was issued. There were no reports of damages of property and loss of life.

Earlier the quake was measured at 6.1-magnitude.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire’. Here the continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic volcanic activity.



First Published: Monday, June 4, 2012 - 17:27
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