Four die in Banten earthquake, two of them due to panic, exhaustion – National

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Vicky Wijaya, a 23-year-old engineer, was on a bus heading to downtown Cilegon, Banten, from his workplace, a plant in the province’s coastal area of Anyer, on Friday evening when he saw through the window people running out of buildings and homes to a jammed street.
Panic was seen on their faces, he said, and his bus came to a halt for a few minutes.
That was when he realized what was going on. He felt the bus shaking, as if he was “riding an ‘odong-odong’”, referring to an amusement park ride popular among children.
“That was the third time I experienced a quake. The previous two I experienced in Bandung [West Java] weren’t as strong,” he told The Jakarta Post via phone on Saturday.
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) first reported that it was 7.4-magnitude earthquake, but later corrected it to 6.9 magnitu…

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