Indonesia: 6.1-magnitude quake shakes Java island

Besides schools, more than 130 houses and a mosque were damaged in the provinces of West Java and Banten. The US Geological Survey said the quake is about 100 km from Jakarta and about 104km from Sukabumi city at a depth of 44 km. The authorities ruled out the risk of a tsunami.Indonesia sits on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes. In 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami killed 226,000 people in 13 countries, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia. VNS

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