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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong and deep earthquake shook Indonesia’s capital and other parts of the main island of Java on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.

High-rise buildings in Jakarta, the capital, swayed for several seconds and some ordered evacuations.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook at a depth of 123.7 kilometers (76.9 mi) centered 14 km (8.7 mi) northwest of Ciranjang-hilir in Western China province. Java, the same province where a magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck on November 21. in the town of Cianjur, at least 334 people were killed and nearly 600 injured.

It was the deadliest in Indonesia since a 2018 earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi killed about 4,340 people. It also struck at a shallower depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 mi).

Earthquakes are common in the vast archipelago, but it is uncommon for them to be felt in Jakarta.

The country of more than 270 million people is often hit by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis due to its location on the arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific basin known as the ‘Ring of Fire’.

In 2004, an extremely powerful earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered a tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in a dozen countries, most of them in the Indonesian province of Aceh.