Powerful earthquake hits Indonesia, 15 killed

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Jakarta, Sep 2: At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured after a powerful earthquake struck near the Indonesian island of Java on Wednesday, Sep 2.

Officials said about a dozen families are still trapped under rocks and dirt from the landslide in one village.

The US Geological Survey said, "the quake struck at 2:55 pm off the southern coast of the main island of Java with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0."

The quake also damaged buildings in the university city of Bandung, also close to the epicenter.

A tsunami alert was issued but called off less than an hour later.

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