At least 46 people have died as a result of the earthquake that shook Indonesia's Java island.

 



At least 46 people have died as a result of the earthquake that shook Indonesia's Java island.

Indonesian capital, Jakarta On Monday, an earthquake rattled Java, the largest island in Indonesia. At least 46 people were killed, dozens of buildings were damaged, and people fled into the streets of the capital for protection.


The magnitude 5.6 earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, was centered at a depth of 10 kilometers in the Cianjur region of West Java province.


"The regional hospital in Cianjur has received reports of 46 fatalities and 700 injuries. Due to being struck by crumbling buildings, many people suffered injuries "Suharyanto is the director of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.


Around Cianjur, a number of landslides were reported. A hospital, an Islamic boarding school, and other public buildings were among the damaged structures, according to the agency.


It stated in a statement that more data was being gathered regarding the severity of casualties and damage.


In the greater Jakarta area, the earthquake was very felt. The capital's high rises swayed, forcing some residents to flee.


"The tremor was extremely strong. I made the decision to leave my ninth-floor office with my coworkers using the emergency stairs "a South Jakarta employee named Vidi Primadhania said.


Although there are many earthquakes throughout the vast archipelago nation, it is unusual for them to be felt in Jakarta.


Due to its location on the "Ring of Fire," a ring of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin, the nation of more than 270 million people is frequently affected by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis.


In the province of West Sumatra, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake in February caused at least 25 fatalities and more than 460 injuries. More than 100 people were killed and nearly 6,500 were injured in West Sulawesi province as a result of a magnitude 6.2 earthquake in January 2021.


Nearly 230,000 people were killed in a dozen nations in 2004 by a strong earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean, the majority of whom were in Indonesia.

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