Indonesia's strong quake triggers minor damages

2021-05-21 16:35:20 GMT2021-05-22 00:35:20(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

JAKARTA, May 21 (Xinhua) -- Minor damages were reported after a powerful quake struck off Indonesia's western province of East Java on Friday, but no casualties were reported, a rescue official said.

The 6.2-magnitude quake jolted at 7:09 p.m. Jakarta time (1209 GMT) with the epicenter at 57 km southeast of Blitar district and the depth at 110 km under the seabed, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said.

No tsunami alert was issued by the agency as the quake was not potential for a giant wave, the agency said.

I Wayan Suyatna, head of the operational unit of the search and rescue office in East Java, said he has coordinated and communicated with the disaster agency's top officials in the affected districts, and learned that minor damages only occurred in Blitar district which was the hardest hit.

"Only ceilings and roofs fell down. Some cracks were also found in houses or buildings, but there were no reports of injuries or casualties," he told Xinhua by phone. Enditem