Indonesia's Java hit by magnitude 5.9 quake, seven killed


  • World
  • Saturday, 10 Apr 2021

A damaged house affected by an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck in the ocean 91 km (57 miles) south-southeast of Blitar, is pictured in Malang, East Java province, Indonesia April 10, 2021, in this photo taken by Antara Foto/via Reuters.

JAKARTA (Reuters) -A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia's Java island on Saturday, killing seven people, severely wounding two and damaging hundreds of buildings in several cities, the country's disaster mitigation agency BNPB said.

The quake, which struck at 2 p.m. (0700 GMT) local time, was felt across East Java, home to 40.7 million people, and nearby provinces, including the resort island of Bali, Indonesian media reported.

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