A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Indonesia’s West Java province at around 7:50 am earlier on Thursday, confirmed Indonesia’s meteorology agency.
Prior to the high-magnitude earthquake, the southeast Asian country witnessed several earth tremors over the previous month.
The United States (US) Geological Survey also reported the tremors, confirming the occurrence of a magnitude 5.5 earthquake in Indonesia’s Abepura region.
The earthquake triggered immense panic amongst the local populace as its epicenter was located within 22 kilometers of Sukabumi city.
So far, no fatalities or damage to properties have been reported. Indonesia has been struck by two earthquakes in a single week, with the previous one occurring on Tuesday with a magnitude of 6.4.