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5.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia’s main island of Java

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s main island of Java on Thursday with no immediate reports of damage, less than a month after another quake in the same province killed more than 300 people, according to Al Arabiya.


The quake struck at 07:50 am local time (0050 GMT) around 15 kilometres from the town of Cianjur, epicenter of November’s devastating tremor, the United States Geological Survey said.


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


No damage was immediately reported in Cianjur or Sukabumi, the city nearest the epicentre, local disaster mitigation agency officials said Thursday.


But schools were temporarily evacuated in Sukabumi, according to local TV.


Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency