Dangerous earthquake in Indonesia, 44 people died in Java island, 300 injured2 min read
A severe earthquake occurred on Monday in the main island of Indonesia, Java.
So far 44 people have died in the earthquake and at least 300 have been injured.
The magnitude 5.6 earthquake was centered at a depth of 10 kilometers in the Cianjur region of West Java province.
New Delhi. A severe earthquake occurred on Monday in the main island of Indonesia, Java. About 44 people died in this earthquake and at least 300 were injured. A local official has given this information. Herman Suhrman, a government official in the city of Cianjur in West Java, where the quake was epicenter, told news channel Metro TV that 44 people had died and more than 300 were injured.
The 5.6-magnitude quake was centered at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) in the Cianjur region of West Java province, the Geological Survey said, according to news agency AP. The government official said that it is possible that the death toll and the number of injured may increase. Many videos have been shared on social media regarding this earthquake. In which buildings can be seen shaking at the time of earthquake.
Witnesses told news agency Reuters that some people evacuated offices in Jakarta’s central business district while others felt buildings shaking and saw furniture moving. At the same time, the head of Indonesia’s Meteorological Agency said in the AFP report that we call on people to stay outside the buildings for the time being because there may be aftershocks.
Read- Earthquake: Strong tremors of earthquake in Jakarta, scared people evacuated buildings
Earlier in the morning also, strong tremors of earthquake were felt in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Monday for several seconds continuously. Because of this, scared people had evacuated the buildings. The Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said that there was a 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Monday. BMKG said that the epicenter of the earthquake was 10 km away in Cianjur, West Java. (6.21 miles) in depth. There is no possibility of tsunami due to this.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 21, 2022, 15:09 IST