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An Indonesian man examines a house damaged by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in Kendari on April 25, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP CILACAP - A 6.3-MAGNITUDE earthquake hit Central Java on Tuesday, around 120km southwest of Cilacap at a depth of 24km, local officials said. The local meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said there was no tsunami alert. A disaster management official in Cilacap said that so far there was no report of damage from the area although it had caused panic. 'When the quake hit, we felt a strong tremor. Many people ran outside their houses,' the official, named Suherman, who uses only one name said. 'Now the disaster management officials are trying to calm people here, saying that there is no threat of tsunami'. An AFP reporter said there was no report of damage so far at a refinery belonging to state oil and gas firm Pertamina in Cilacap. Indonesia sits...

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