A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck near the Indonesian island of Java on Sept. 2, killing at least 32 people and burying or destroying more than 100 homes, disaster agencies reported. The quake rocked buildings in the capital, Jakarta, and forced evacuations of businesses and hotels. More than 100 houses were destroyed, the Indonesian Red Cross said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center canceled an alert for the coast of southern Java. It said no significant tsunami was generated by the quake. (Bloomberg)

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