An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale rocked the Indonesian island of Java on Saturday, sparking panic in an area where more than 320 people were killed in an earthquake last month.
Initially, the Indonesian Meteorological Agency (BMKG) announced that the quake had a magnitude of 6.4, before it was revised to 6.1.
There were no reports of injuries or major damage.
In turn, the US Geological Survey said, in a statement, that a 5.7-magnitude earthquake occurred at a depth of 112 km and its epicenter was 18 km southeast of the town of Banjar in West Java.
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According to local media, officials of the Indonesian Meteorological Agency said that “there is no threat of a tsunami”.
On November 21, the island of Java witnessed a 5.6-magnitude earthquake, which was felt by the residents of the capital, Jakarta and other regions, and the death toll reached 321, according to media reports.
In the context, the United Nations Children’s Fund “UNICEF” announced that a total of 100 children under the age of 15 died in the earthquake.