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Earthquake in Indonesia: Spokesman for National Disaster Mitigation Agency (NDMA) said a 62-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman were killed in building collapses due to the earthquake in Indonesia.

The Java island, one of Indonesia’s most densely populated places was rattled by a strong earthquake on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter.

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The earthquake in Indonesia struck at 11:47 p.m. and was felt across the island, including about 200 kilometers away in the capital Jakarta, where office towers and apartment buildings swayed. Powerful tremors lasted as much as 30 seconds in places.

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People ran out panicking people from the buildings in many areas. Roads were clogged with motorbikes, cars, and trucks as people fled coastal areas. A dead body of a 62-year-old man and 80-year-old woman was found in the building collapses, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman said.

Due to the earthquake in Indonesia, the maximum damage occurred in the regions of Tasikmalaya, Pangandaran, and Ciamis of West Java Province near the epicenter. Houses ranging in hundreds have collapsed and about 65 suffered severe damage, according to the source.

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The magnitude of the earthquake in Indonesia was around 6.5 and was about 91 kilometers deep and located just inland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey said. It triggered a tsunami warning for parts of Java’s coastline that was lifted about two hours later.

The hospitals also got impacted by the Earthquake and patients had to be evacuated from the hospitals. Indonesia lies on the “Pacific Ring of Fire” and thus experiences frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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