Indonesia Java: 5.6 magnitude earthquake, 62 people died and hundreds were injured

Indonesia Java: 5.6 magnitude earthquake, 62 people died and hundreds were injured

As a result of the earthquake of magnitude 5.6 in Indonesia, the number of people killed has increased to 62.

The earthquake occurred in the province of West Java, the tremors of which were also felt in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was Cianjar, West Java, and its depth was 10 kilometers.

According to the Governor of West Java, 62 people have died due to the earthquake while more than 700 are injured and more than 2200 houses have been damaged.

According to the authorities, relief operations are ongoing and the citizens have been instructed to be aware of the aftershocks of the earthquake, the search for dozens of people buried under the debris of the buildings is ongoing, more than 5,300 people have been displaced.

Authorities said that people near the epicenter should be careful because there is a risk of aftershocks.

Due to the tremors of the earthquake, several buildings in Jakarta also shook for 3 minutes, and some were evacuated.

It should be noted that Indonesia lives in the Ring of Fire, ie, the region with frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

In February 2022, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck West Sumatra, killing 25 people and injuring 460.

In January 2021, an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 in the province of West Sulawesi killed more than 100 people and injured about 6,500.

As a result of the devastating tsunami in Indonesia in 2004, one hundred and twenty thousand people were killed.

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