Magnitude-6.5 natural disaster hits off the coast of Java

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A tsunami alert was issued after the quake, which Indonesian authorities recorded at 11:47 p.m.as 6.9 magnitude, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia's National Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency.

The center of the temblor was situated in the town of Cipatujah, about 190 miles away from Jakarta, the U.S.

Camera IconPatients are evacuated outside a hospital following an quake in Banyumas, Central Java, Indonesia.

The natural disaster was felt across the island as Indonesian authorities reported a quake of similar magnitude offshore of Java.

The tsunami warning was later lifted at 2.27am (3.27am HKT) after no tsunami was reported.

Tremors were felt in central and west Java and caused minor damage to some buildings.

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People ran out of buildings in panic in many areas and Indonesian television showed heavy traffic on roads as people left coastal areas.

According to US Geological Survey measurements the quake had a 6.5 magnitude and a depth of 91 kilometers.

"Suddenly, we felt dizzy, but constantly". People rushed out of their homes in fear as buildings trembled.

The USGS said the epicentre of the Saturday morning quake was located at a depth of 92 kilometres, about 52km south-west of Tasikmalaya.

The Bureau of Meterology said there was no tsunami threat to Australia.

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