Indonesia: Java Quake Kills 14 And Injures Hundreds

Indonesian officials says an earthquake has struck the main Indonesian island of Java, leaving at least 14 people dead and hundreds more injured.

The 5.6 magnitude quake struck Cianjur town in West Java, at a shallow depth of 10kilometers 6 miles, according to US Geological Survey data.

The tremor could be felt in the capital Jakarta about 100km away, where people in tall buildings were evacuated.

Officials however warned, the death toll could rise and of possible aftershocks.

At least 300 people were being treated for injuries at one hospital in Cianjur. Most of the injuries were bone fractures sustained from being trapped by debris in buildings.

According to local reports, rescuers have been trying to evacuate people from collapsed buildings, and managed to save a woman and her baby.