A massive earthquake has hit the Indonesian island of Java, with workers forced to flee capital Jakarta.

Residents have been urged to evacuate their homes due to aftershock fears.

Local TV showed patients being evacuated from a hospital in the capital.

The quake struck around 65 miles west of the city of Sukabumi on the island of Java, at a depth of 21 miles.

Is it safe to travel to Indonesia? Latest travel advice as Java hit by huge earthquake

So is it safe to travel to Indonesia? The FCO have not advised against travel to the region.

Offering advice on what to do in the event of an earthquake, they wrote: “If a major earthquake or landslide occurs close to shore, you should follow the instructions of local authorities, bearing in mind that a tsunami could arrive within minutes.

“The Indonesia Tsunami Early Warning Centre issues tsunami warnings when a potential tsunami with significant impact is imminent or expected.”

No tsunami warnings were issued after the latest earthquake.

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Is it saf to travel to Indonesia? Latest travel advice as earthquake rocks JAva

The tremor appears to have been felt across the densely-populated island of Java, which is home to more than 50 million people.

The Indonesia Tsunami Early Warning Centre advised: “Based on historical data and tsunami modelling, this earthquake may be capable of generating a tsunami affecting the Indian Ocean region.

“IOTWMS-TSP INDONESIA will monitor the situation to determine if a tsunami was generated and will issue further bulletins as information becomes available.”

They then updated advice and conluded: “Based on pre-run model scenarios, there is NO THREAT to countries in the Indian Ocean. No further bulletins will be issued unless the situation changes.”

Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics agency chief Dwikorita Karnawati told Metro TV: “The epicentre is in an area prone to quakes. More aftershocks are very likely.

“I’m calling on people to be prepared, especially if you are in buildings with a weak structure.”

Indonesia is regularly rocked by earthquakes – the country is located on the Ring of Fire, a huge area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes and volcanic eruptions frequently occur.

Java was struck by a 6.5-magnitude earthquake only last month which left four people dead and 36 injured.

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