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5.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesian island of Java – SUCH TV

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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s main island of Java on Thursday.

According to international media, the quake struck at 07:50 a.m. local time (0050 GMT) around 15 kilometres from the town of Cianjur.

It said there was a low likelihood of casualties or damage following the quake, which struck at a depth of 123 kilometres (76 miles).

Last month, a shallow 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Cianjur, triggering landslides and collapsing buildings.

That tremor was the deadliest in the archipelago nation since a 2018 quake and resulting tsunami killed more than 4,000 people on the island of Sulawesi.

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where tectonic plates collide.

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