5.9 magnitude earth quake strikes Java in Indonesia
On 4 June, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale struck Indonesia's most-populated island Java. In the capital Jakarta, 200 kilometers northeast of the epicentre, quake caused tall buildings to shake. There were no immediate reports of damage or any casualties.
According to the US Geological Survey, the earth quake struck 96 kilometres southwest of the city of Sukabumi in western Java after 6:00 pm at a depth of 67 kilometres. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the quake struck around 50 kilometres offshore but no tsunami warning was issued. Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity in the area.