Indonesia earthquake: Jakarta residents rattled

media captionJakarta residents wait anxiously in the streets after the quake

A powerful quake off the Indonesian island of Java has rattled the capital Jakarta but there appear to have been no major casualties or damage.

A tsunami warning after the quake, recorded by US monitors as being magnitude 6.9, was later cancelled.

Indonesia has a history of devastating earthquakes and tsunamis with more than 2,000 killed last September on the island of Sulawesi.

"The chandelier in my apartment was shaking and I just ran from the 19th floor," Jakarta resident Elisa, 50, told AFP news agency.

"Everybody else ran too. It was a really strong jolt and I was very scared."

Another Jakarta resident, Rosa Erta, told Reuters news agency: "It was so strong, the lights and clothes hangers were rocking. I felt it strong. I was so scared, I ran down the stairs."

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