Breaking News: Small Earthquake Shakes Jakarta

By webadmin on 06:55 pm Jun 04, 2012
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Jakarta Globe

A moderate 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Jakarta at 6:18 p.m. on Monday, according to a Tweet from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

The quake’s epicenter was 121 kilometers southwest of Sukabumi, West Java at a depth of 24 kilometers below sea level, gently shaking buildings and reportedly sending dozens of panicked workers out of high-rises.

“I was inside the building when the first quake felt,” said Okta Wiguna, who works in Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta. “The building shook, and many of the workers fled as the earthquake lasted several seconds and got stronger.”

There have been no immediate reports of damage or casualties.