Two Killed in Earthquake, Tsunami Warning Sends People Fleeing

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, December 16, 2017
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A 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Java Indonesia on Friday night, and left two people dead.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 91 km.

Office towers and apartment buildings swayed over 200 kilometers away in the capital Jakarta.

Powerful tremors lasted as much as 30 seconds in places.

Near the center of the earthquake there were reports of damage to dozens of homes.

People ran out of buildings in many areas and roads were filled with vehicles as people fled coastal areas in fear of a tsunami.

There was a tsunami warning for parts of the main island's coastline.

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