Magnitude 6.1 Quake Strikes off Java Island

Jakarta, May 17 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Java island of Indonesia Tuesday. But there was no potential for tsunami and no casualty reported, Xinhua quoted officials as saying.

The quake, which occurred at 7.14 a.m. Jakarta time (0014 GMT), had its epicentre at 170 km southeast of Blitar of East Java and at a depth of 25 km under the sea bed, said Jajat Djatmika, official of the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency over phone.

Local Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency in East Java confirmed that there was no immediate report of damage or casualty in the province, J.R. Mahmud told Xinhua by phone from East Java.


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