Strong tremors felt in Indonesian capital

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JAKARTA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 rattled the Indonesian capital Jakarta for several seconds on Monday, the weather and geophysics agency (BMKG) said.

The epicenter was on land in Cianjur in West Java, at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), BMKG said, adding there was no potential for a tsunami.

Some people evacuated offices in the central business district of Jakarta, while others reported feeling buildings shake and seeing furniture move, Reuters witnesses said.

Reporting by Reuters bureau in Jakarta
Writing by Ed Davies
Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor

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