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News highlights: Earthquake jolts Greater Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Sun, November 29, 2015   /  01:59 pm

An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale shook Jakarta and its surrounding cities at 9:47 p.m., on Saturday.

According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the quake was centered 77 kilometers from southeastern Pandeglang, Banten, at a depth of 75 kilometers.

Social media users from Bogor, Depok, Sukabumi and Bekasi in West Java and Tangerang in Banten said they felt the shake in their respective regions.

Meanwhile, people residing near the quake felt an even greater shake.

'€œMe and my whole family went outside in fear of falling walls,'€ said Uni, a resident of Rangkas Bitung, Banten, as quoted by antara.com.

Two hours before the Banten quake, the agency recorded an earthquake 49 kilometers from southeastern Kepulauan Talaud in North Sulawesi.

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