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6.5 quake hits Indonesia, topples buildings

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A strong, 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia’s densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter. The quake struck at 11:47 p.m. and was felt across the island, including 124 miles away in the capital Jakarta, where office towers and apartment buildings swayed. Powerful tremors lasted as long as 30 seconds in places. Panicking people ran out of buildings in many areas and roads were clogged with motorbikes, cars and trucks as people fled coastal regions.

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