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USGS marks it at 6.5-magnitude, Indonesia revises earlier reading to 6.9  https://twitter.com/benottowsj/status/941716132255424512 
7.3 quake off the south coast of western Java, 11:48pm local time. Swayed buildings slightly in Jakarta 2 minutes later. https://t.co/025MjcwLrg
Here's a drone view of Bali's Mt. Agung as of Thursday at 4pm, lava filling about a third of the crater. Indonesia's disaster agency says the rate of magma rising to the surface has slowed since larger eruptions in late November. https://t.co/8AotZcTfGO
By a single vote, a bid to outlaw gay sex and sex out of wedlock fails in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. Constitutional Court judges split 5-4, and petitioners now head to parliament to make their case. https://t.co/SAjq0rkRKl AP photo @anitaherself https://t.co/TmT2dtmcip
By a single vote, a bid to outlaw gay sex and adultery fails in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. Constitutional Court judges split 5-4. https://t.co/SAjq0rkRKl AP photo https://t.co/blMXU9vTgH
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