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Strong Quake Strikes Off Indonesia's Java Island


A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Indonesia, but no tsunami alert was issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 6.1 magnitude earthquake south of the main island of Java on Monday.

The quake struck about 15 kilometers under the sea. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Another earthquake that struck off Java's southern coast last week killed at least 64 people and damaged or destroyed more than 87,000 homes.

That magnitude-7.0 earthquake shook buildings and caused panic in the capital, Jakarta, about 200 kilometers away.

Indonesia's 18,000 islands sit atop tectonic plates that frequently slam together to cause massive earthquakes.


Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.


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