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Three Killed As Strong Quake Rocks Indonesia's Java, Bali

At least three people were killed as a shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia's Java and Bali Islands.

National Disaster Agency spokesman said, the victims in east java's Sumenep district perished after being crushed by collapsed buildings.

The strong quake was felt in Denpasar Island of Bali, where panicked people fled from buildings.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the tremor's Epicentre was in the Bali sea around 40 kilometres off the eastern end of Java Island.

The quake was also felt in Surabaya, the capital of east java province, which is about 200 kilometres from Situbondo, the nearest town to the quake Epicentre.

No tsunami warning was issued for the earthquake.

The tremor comes after a 7.5-magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami struck off the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi around 1,000 kilometres northeast of Situbondo last month, killing more than 2,000 people.

A string of earthquakes in Lombok in Eastern Indonesia killed more than 550 people over the Summer.