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Tremors in the Indonesian capital after an earthquake in West Java

Several people gather after their evacuation from a building in response to an earthquake that was felt in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 21, 2022. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
Several people gather after their evacuation from a building in response to an earthquake that was felt in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 21, 2022. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

JAKARTA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – A 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook the Indonesian capital Jakarta for several seconds on Monday, the Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) reported.

The epicenter was located in the town of Cianjur, in the West Java province, about 75 kilometers southeast of Jakarta, and at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), the BMKG said, adding that there is no possibility of tsunami.

Some people evacuated their offices in Jakarta’s central business district, while others reported feeling buildings shake and seeing furniture move, Reuters witnesses said.

BMKG chief Dwikorita Karnawati advised people to stay in open spaces in case of aftershocks, speaking to reporters at the Indonesian Parliament building.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the earthquake as a magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale.

(Reporting by Ananda Teresia, Gayatri Suroyo; Writing by Ed Davies; Editing in Spanish by Tomás Cobos)

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