The earthquake hit Indonesia at 4.47pm GMT, rocking the major island of Java. 
Shocking photos show walls cracked, windows shattered and some smaller buildings collapsed. 
It struck just 63 miles from the city of Bandung, which is home to more than two million people and popular with tourists 
One person said: “We felt the house shaking.”
Another said: “I thought someone was trying to break into our apartment. I ran from room to room trying to find out what was going on. Freaky.”
A third said: “Doors and windows rattle. And lights out shortly after.”
A general statement on its website about the area: “Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though resistant structures exist.