Massive earthquake shakes Indonesia’s Java island; at least 46 dead

Massive earthquake shakes Indonesia’s Java island; at least 46 dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An earthquake shook Indonesia’s major island of Java on Monday, killing not less than 46 individuals, damaging dozens of buildings and sending residents into the capital’s streets for security.

The U.S. Geological Survey stated the magnitude 5.6 quake was centered within the Cianjur area in West Java province at a depth of 6.2 miles.

“There are 46 lifeless individuals on the Cianjur regional hospital and round 700 injured individuals. Many have been damage as a result of they have been hit by collapsed buildings,” Nationwide Catastrophe Mitigation Company chief Suharyanto stated.

A hospital employee carries an earthquake sufferer on a gurney exterior a hospital in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia, on Nov. 21, 2022.

Municipality officers evacuate their injured colleague following the earthquake in Cianjur, Indonesia, on Nov. 21, 2022.
by way of REUTERS

A number of landslides have been reported round Cianjur. Dozens of buildings have been broken, together with an Islamic boarding faculty, a hospital and different public amenities, the company stated.

Info was nonetheless being collected concerning the extent of casualties and harm, it stated in an announcement.

The quake was felt strongly within the larger Jakarta space. Excessive rises within the capital swayed and a few have been evacuated.

“The quake felt so sturdy. My colleagues and I made a decision to get out of our workplace on the ninth ground utilizing the emergency stairs,” stated Vidi Primadhania, an worker in South Jakarta.

Earthquakes happen often throughout the sprawling archipelago nation, however it’s unusual for them to be felt in Jakarta.

The nation of greater than 270 million individuals is often struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis due to its location on the “Ring of Fireplace,” an arc of volcanoes and fault traces within the Pacific Basin.

Employees examine a retailer that was broken as a result of earthquake in West Java, Indonesia, on Nov. 21, 2022. AP

In February, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake killed not less than 25 individuals and injured greater than 460 in West Sumatra province. In January 2021, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake killed greater than 100 individuals and injured practically 6,500 in West Sulawesi province.

A strong Indian Ocean quake and tsunami in 2004 killed practically 230,000 individuals in a dozen nations, most of them in Indonesia.

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