People inspect the ruins of their houses badly damaged in Monday's earthquake in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. The earthquake has toppled buildings on Indonesia's densely populated main island, killing a number of people and injuring hundreds. (AP/PTI)
A magnitude 6.4 quake hit Indonesia’s West Java area on Saturday at a depth of 118 km (73 miles), sending people running out of buildings, the country’s geophysics agency BMKG said.
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The quake has no tsunami potential, it said. The quake was felt in capital Jakarta, over 280 km (175 miles)from the epicentre.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and authorities said they were making checks, especially in Garut, the town closest to the epicentre.
Some residents of West Java cities said on social media they felt the quake strongly. A Reuters witness in Bandung, the capital of West Java province, said guests of a hotel ran out of the building but had since returned inside.