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Java Island Earthquake: 46 Dead

According to the media, at least 46 people died and hundreds were injured in a 5.6 magnitude earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java. / Java Island Earthquake: 46 Dead

There was no tsunami warning. – Java Island Earthquake: 46 Dead

According to a media report, an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Indonesian island of Java killed at least 46 people and injured around 700. This was announced by the national civil protection agency. A spokesman for the city administration of the most affected city of Cianjur told the AFP news agency: “Hundreds, maybe even thousands of houses were destroyed.”

Videos on social media showed collapsed buildings and people crying. Debris lay everywhere on the streets. There is no reliable information about the exact number of injured.

The earthquake happened on Monday afternoon (local time) near the capital Jakarta on the island of Java. The epicenter was a few kilometers southwest of Cianjur. This is also where the greatest damage occurred.

Java Island Earthquake: Quake took place at a depth of ten kilometers

The earthquake was clearly felt in the capital Jakarta, a good 100 kilometers from the epicenter. High-rise buildings swayed, however, no major damage was reported in the metropolis.

According to the US Earthquake Monitor (USGS), the quake took place at a depth of ten kilometers. There was no tsunami warning. The island nation of Indonesia lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the most geologically active zone on earth. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are common there.

In January last year, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, killing more than 100 people. Thousands of people lost their homes.

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 46 people on the Indonesian island of Java. This was announced by the national disaster protection agency on Monday. Around 700 people were injured. The quake occurred on Monday afternoon (local time) near the capital Jakarta. The epicenter was a few kilometers southwest of the town of Cianjur. This is also where the greatest damage occurred.

Many houses were also badly damaged. Videos on social media showed collapsed buildings and people crying. The injured were cared for by emergency services. Debris lay everywhere on the streets. The exact extent of the damage was initially unclear.

The earthquake was also clearly felt in the metropolis of Jakarta itself. High-rise buildings swayed, but no major damage was initially reported in the city. According to the US Earthquake Monitor (USGS), the quake took place at a depth of ten kilometers. There was no tsunami warning.

The island nation of Indonesia lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the most geologically active zone on earth. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are common there. In February, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake on the island of Sumatra killed nearly 20 people. More than 400 were injured.

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