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6.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Indonesia

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Danielle Haynes
An Indonesian man walks out of a damaged house as he checks on his belongings after the 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia, on Friday. Photo by STR/EPA-EFE
An Indonesian man walks out of a damaged house as he checks on his belongings after the 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia, on Friday. Photo by STR/EPA-EFE

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the western part of the island of Java in Indonesia on Friday, authorities said.

The center of the temblor was situated in the town of Cipatujah, about 190 miles away from Jakarta, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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CNN reported residents in Jakarta evacuated high-rise buildings and authorities evacuated a damaged hospital in Banyumas.

The National Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency issued a tsunami alert, though no large waves were reported.

Injuries or deaths were not immediately reported.

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