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article imageStrong quake rocks west Java Indonesia

By Leo Reyes     Jun 26, 2010 in Environment
West Java in Indonesia was shaken by a relatively strong quake Saturday but there was no major damage reported. No tsunami warning was issued either, according to seismologists.
The quake struck at 4:50 pm (0950 GMT), 118 kilometres (73 miles) south west of Tasikmalaya, West Java, at a depth of 34 kilometres, Indonesia's geophysics and meteorological agency said.
The Indonesian agency measured the quake as magnitude 6.3, but the US Geological Survey (USGS) measured it at 5.8.
The quake happened offshore and very far from the shoreline of Java.
Indonesia is known as the most earthquake-prone country in the world. Around 10 earthquakes with magnitude as high as 7.7 have rocked Indonesia in less than three months of 2010.
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