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Indonesia earthquake: Huge 6.0 magnitude rocks volcanic Java island

October 10, 2018 8:04 PM
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INDONESIA’s Java island has been rocked by a huge 6.0 magnitude earthquake, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has confirmed, shaking buildings and sending residents fleeing from the homes on nearby Bali.

The latest earthquake to hit the stricken country is located in the Bali Sea, with a depth of 10.4km.

It shook buildings for several seconds on nearby Bali with some residents briefly leaving their homes in the island's capital Denpasar.

The USGS put the epicentre as 40km (25 miles) northeast of Sumberanyar on nearby Java island.

Bali is hosting the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank this week, which are being attended by more than 19,000 delegates and other guests, including ministers and some leaders.


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