Deadly quake strikes Indonesian island of Java

Patients taken outside hospital in central Java town after quake strikes island

The quake struck at 11.47pm yesterday and triggered a tsunami warning for parts of Java's coastline, with the warning lasting about two hours. Earthquakes can cause moderate damage when they approach 4 in magnitude.

A strong 6.5 natural disaster rocked southern Indonesia near the island of Java late in the evening of December 15, the US Geological Survey said, prompting panic among people including in the capital Jakarta. Picture: APPicture: APCamera IconMotorists are stuck in traffic as they try to reach higher ground amid fears of a tsunami, following an natural disaster in Cilacap, Central Java.

A strong quake hit Indonesia late Friday, authorities said.

The one-minute quake could be strongly felt in the country's capital Jakarta more than 200 kilometers northwest of the epicenter.

A traffic jam of scooters packs a road as the headlights shine in the darkness
Deadly quake strikes Indonesian island of Java

Indonesia's MetroTV reported that a general hospital in the central Java town of Banyumas was damaged in the quake and patients had to evacuated from the building. People rushed out of their homes in fear as buildings trembled in the capital. "We then realised it was a quake and immediately ran downstairs", the 50-year-old told AFP.

There were also reports of structural damage from the tremor.

The Bureau of Meterology said there was no tsunami threat to Australia.

Indonesia sits on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" where several tectonic plates meet, making it vulnerable to frequent earthquakes.

Tom Brady struggles as Dolphins upset Patriots
Operating a rare game without the services of Rob Gronkowski or Julian Edelman, Brady finished 24 of 43 for 233 yards. The Miami Dolphins wore their ideal season uniforms, and for at least one game in 2017, they looked the part.

Related News:

  • Mesut Ozil favours Manchester United move over Barcelona

    Mesut Ozil favours Manchester United move over Barcelona

    Mourinho has been keeping a close eye on the German's situation at the Emirates, as he looks to improve his squad. There are still reports that Ozil may not be willing to move to Barcelona given his Real Madrid connections.
    Apple to give Finisar $390 million to increase TrueDepth camera tech production

    Apple to give Finisar $390 million to increase TrueDepth camera tech production

    The iPhone X uses these advanced lasers to power the TrueDepth camera for Aminimoji, Face ID and bokeh-rich Portrait mode selfies. When combined with the company's nearby plant in Allen, Texas, Finisar's payroll in Northern Texas is expected to be $65 million.
    Rep. Peter King: Bannon Looks Like A 'Disheveled Drunk'

    Rep. Peter King: Bannon Looks Like A 'Disheveled Drunk'

    Likewise, many prominent Republicans want to distance the GOP from Bannon and his alt-right news outlet Brietbart, such as Rep.
  • PM arrives in Istanbul to attend OIC Summit

    PM arrives in Istanbul to attend OIC Summit

    He will stress upon the OIC for a united stance on the issue of Al-Quds Al-Sharif and call upon the U.S. administration to review its decision.
    Meadville tots need your help after fire claims hundreds of toys

    Meadville tots need your help after fire claims hundreds of toys

    This year's Red Kettle Campaign kicked-off Monday, Nov. 13, but bell ringing didn't begin until Saturday, Nov. 25. Salvation Army donations are down thousands of dollars this year, and they are asking for the public's help.
    Word, Excel, Outlook to get cool AI-powered features this month

    Word, Excel, Outlook to get cool AI-powered features this month

    For example, if you use the assistant to buy tickets, it will suggest adding the event to your calendar, according to the release. All these new features will be rolling out to users in the U.S. over the next week with expansion to other markets over time.
  • Modi calls for constructive winter session

    Modi calls for constructive winter session

    I hope for positive and innovative arguments", the Prime Minister told the media outside Parliament ahead of the beggining on Winter Session today.
    Death toll from Mogadishu police academy attack rises to 13

    Death toll from Mogadishu police academy attack rises to 13

    According to a Reuters report, the bomber was in police uniform and blew himself up inside the training camp. Al-Shabab has converted itself into the deadliest Islamic extremist group in the African continent.
    Audubon bird count drawing near

    Audubon bird count drawing near

    Prior to the turn of the 20th century, hunters engaged in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas "Side Hunt". People of all ages can, and are encouraged to, participate in one or more counts if their schedule allows.
  • LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes leaving for BYU

    LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes leaving for BYU

    There have been an number of rumors that Snow College head coach Paul Peterson might be in line for the quarterbacks coach job. Grimes will remain with the Tigers through the Citrus Bowl against Notre Dame on January 1, the site reported.
    Wreaths Across America to Visit Salisbury Dec. 14th

    Wreaths Across America to Visit Salisbury Dec. 14th

    It was a natural fit for the group's efforts, said member and Wreaths Across America event coordinator Brenda Brophy. This was the fourth year the middle school has participated in the wreaths across america program.
    Narendra Modi inducts Scorpene-class submarine Kalvari into Indian Navy

    Narendra Modi inducts Scorpene-class submarine Kalvari into Indian Navy

    He described the submarine as an excellent illustration of the fast growing strategic partnership between India and France. Modi said India was fully alert with regard to its global, strategic and economic interests in the Indian Ocean.


Most liked

Cold for Friday, yet milder for Saturday
Temperatures will remain in the 20s, and although it will be less windy than yesterday it's still going to feel quite cold. The BBC Weather forecaster explained cold winds will blow in off the North Sea coast across the north of the country.

Deeply pained and anguished by canards spread by PM Modi: Manmohan Singh
We just want to ask him whether he was so angry when monumental loot & plunder was happening under his watch? He said the Prime Minister should apologise to the nation for "falsehoods and canards".

Syria talks end without any achievements: United Nations envoy
Russian Federation has provided crucial military and diplomatic backing to Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces. The eighth and latest round of peace talks ended in Geneva with little more than hope for a new round in January.

Disney To Become A Mega Hollywood Powerhouse With Fox Acquisition
It is expected that 21st Century Fox's ongoing bid to acquire the full shareholding of Sky will now be inherited by Disney. Disney chief Bob Iger said he will be working with Fox CEO James Murdoch on integrating the two companies.

Omarosa trolled by Robin Roberts: 'Bye, Felicia,' after ouster from White House
Mrs Manigault Newman was one of the most vocal African-American supporters of Mr Trump, and his only African-American staffer. From left are, Omarosa Manigault , Trump, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson.

AppleCare+ for iMac Pro Costs $169
The main settlement Apple made is enabling clients to expel the stand and supplant it with a standard VESA mount themselves. If a big and powerful new computer was on your holiday wish list this year, you might just have something new to consider.

Tiger Zinda Hai fails to get clearance from CBFC
Salman Khan and Ali Abbas share a very good bond and have had a fruitful work in the past with Sultan . The idea is that when there is a fight between right and wrong, what is at stake is humanity.

Jisha rape and murder case
ADGP B Sandhya, the lead investigating officer told reporters, "We have worked very hard to collect all the evidence". The highest punishment was what the society wanted, said NK Unnikrishnan, the special public prosecutor.

Tavis Smiley Defends Himself Against Sexual Misconduct Allegations
PBS said in a statement Wednesday it had engaged an outside law firm to investigate "troubling allegations" against the host.

Priyank Sharma In A Bikini. Yay Or Nay?
Captain Arshi "Begum" brings to Hina's notice that Shilpa Shinde has been using tap water to prepare food for the inmates. When they get into an argument again, Puneesh jokes that Akash will burn Vikas' effigy once they are out of the house.

OH college student arrested; tried to trade chicken alfredo, Sprite for sex
Police said Maruna's conversations soon turned to the topic of sexual activity, and Maruna sent nude photographs to the officer. Police also report that when he showed up for the meeting, Maruna did, indeed, have the items he promised to bring.

Dislike: Facebook Defends Its Business Model, Denies 'Ripping Society Apart'
Parker said he doesn't use Facebook and anxious what it is doing to our children. "This is a global problem". And that has led to a sad sate of affairs: "No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth".

Keaton Jones' Mom Slams Claims She's Racist After Confederate Flag Photos Emerge
Since the photo controversy , the GoFundMe page has been shut down. "Those who know me and my family know we aren't racist". Actors from famous movie franchises, musicians and more all converged to extend support and love to the young boy.

These special features will be available in Apple's latest updates
When using third-party apps on the iPhone and iPad , some bugs related to reboot have been fixed by Apple in their latest update. Users will need a live internet connection to download and install the update, which is around 69.1 MB in size on iOS.

Horse race bet with William Hill
How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.