JAKARTA, Indonesia — An earthquake All was well. Indonesia’s Main island of Java Monday: Killing at least 46 people, damaging dozens of buildings and sending residents into the capital’s streets for safety.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude 5.6 earthquake was located in West Cianjur. Java Province at A depth of 6.2 miles
“There are 46 dead people at the Cianjur regional hospital and around 700 injured people. Many were hurt because they were hit by collapsed buildings,” National Disaster Mitigation Agency chief Suharyanto said.
Cianjur was the scene of several landslides. According to the agency, several buildings were destroyed, including an Islamic Board School and a Hospital.
It stated in a statement that it was still collecting information about the extent and severity of injuries and damages.
The earthquake was felt in Jakarta and the surrounding areas. Some were evacuated from high rises in the capital.
“The quake felt so strong. My colleagues and I decided to get out of our office on the ninth floor using the emergency stairs,” Vidi Primadhania is an employee in South Jakarta.
While earthquakes can be felt across the vast archipelago nation of Indonesia, it is not common for them to be felt in Jakarta.
Due to its central location, the country of over 270 million people is often struck by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. “Ring of Fire,” An arc of fault lines and volcanoes in the Pacific Basin.
A magnitude of 6.2 was recorded in February. earthquake killed at least 25 people were killed and more than 460 injured in West Sumatra province. A magnitude of 6.2 was recorded in January 2021. earthquake In West Sulawesi, more than 100 people were killed. Nearly 6,500 were also injured.
A tsunami and powerful earthquake in the Indian Ocean killed almost 230,000 people in nearly a dozen countries in 2004, most of which were in Indonesia.