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Earthquake shakes Indonesia’s Java island; no less than 14 lifeless


JAKARTA, Indonesia — An earthquake shook Indonesia’s principal island of Java on Monday, killing no less than 14 individuals, damaging dozens of buildings and sending residents into the capital’s streets for security.

The U.S. Geological Survey mentioned the magnitude 5.6 quake was centered within the Cianjur area in West Java province at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

It killed no less than 14 individuals and injured 17 others, National Disaster Mitigation Agency chief Suharyanto mentioned. Dozens of buildings have been broken, together with an Islamic boarding faculty, a hospital and different public services, the company mentioned.

Information was nonetheless being collected concerning the extent of casualties and injury, it mentioned in an announcement.

The quake was felt strongly within the larger Jakarta space. High rises within the capital swayed and a few have been evacuated.

“The quake felt so strong. My colleagues and I decided to get out of our office on the ninth floor using the emergency stairs,” mentioned Vidi Primadhania, an worker in South Jakarta.

Earthquakes happen incessantly throughout the sprawling archipelago nation, however it’s unusual for them to be felt in Jakarta.

The nation of greater than 270 million individuals is incessantly struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis due to its location on the “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault strains within the Pacific Basin.

In February, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake killed no less than 25 individuals and injured greater than 460 in West Sumatra province. In January 2021, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake killed greater than 100 individuals and injured almost 6,500 in West Sulawesi province.

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A strong Indian Ocean quake and tsunami in 2004 killed almost 230,000 individuals in a dozen nations, most of them in Indonesia.



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