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Powerful Quake In Indonesia Kills 7; Dozens Hurt

A powerful earthquake in Indonesia has killed at least 7 people and injured dozens of others.

National Disaster Management Agency Satrio Nurhadiwibowo spokesman says those killed were in two towns in West Java province.

Officials and local media report damage in several towns and cities near the epicenter and dozens of people are being treated in hospitals across the region.

The quake struck at 2:55 p.m. (0755 GMT) off the southern coast of the main island of Java with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0. The U.S. Geological Survey says it had a depth of about 30 miles (50 kilometers).

A tsunami alert was issued but revoked less than an hour later.

The Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysics Agency put the quake's strength at 7.3.


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