Skip to comments.Six dead as major earthquake strikes Indonesia
Posted on 09/02/2009 3:56:33 AM PDT by kingattax
JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Six people were killed in Indonesia after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Wednesday, officials said.
The quake was initially categorized as magnitude 7.4 before being downgraded to 7.0 by geological officials.
No details were immediately available about the deaths. At least 18 other people were injured around the capital, Jakarta, said Rustam Pakaya, a health ministry spokesman.
A tsunami watch went into effect and quickly expired, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
It struck about 2:55 p.m. (3:55 a.m. ET) and was centered 242 km (150 miles) from Jakarta, according the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was about 60 km (37.3 miles) deep.
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I’m just checking in with the standard comment:
I’m in an eastern province and I didn’t feel it. I’m fine and our group here is fine.