| GEO World|
| Indonesia cancels tsunami warning|
| Updated at: 2244 PST, Wednesday, September 02, 2009|
JAKARTA: Indonesia lifted tsunami warning after a strong quake with magnitude of 7.3 recorded in West Java, the country's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported.
"We have just lifted the tsunami warning, so there is no potential tsunami to occur," said head of the quake department of the agency Suharjono told Xinhua.
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck western parts of Indonesia on Wednesday, causing panic in some cities.
The quake struck at 14:55 p.m. Jakarta time (0755 GMT) with epicenter at 142 kms southwest Tasik Malaya of West Java and at 30kms in depth, the agency said.
The agency earlier had issued tsunami warning.
The intensity of the quake was felt at 5 to 6 MMI (Modified Mercally Intensity) at Puncak, 6 MMI in Sukabumi town and 3 to 4 MMI in Bandung city of West Java, 4 MMI in Jakarta and 2 MMI in Bali island, the agency said.
In Jakarta, residents rushed out from high buildings as the shakes of the quake occurred for about two or three minutes.
"I am very scared and afraid that the building will fall," said a worker at a building.
No damage or casualty has been reported so far.