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Earthquake shakes Indonesia’s Java island; a minimum of 14 lifeless



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JAKARTA, Indonesia — An earthquake shook Indonesia’s most important island of Java on Monday, killing a minimum of 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 a minimum of 14 individuals and injured 17 others, Nationwide Catastrophe Mitigation Company chief Suharyanto mentioned. Dozens of buildings have been broken, together with an Islamic boarding college, a hospital and different public services, the company mentioned.

Data 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. Excessive rises within the capital swayed and a few have been evacuated.

“The quake felt so sturdy. My colleagues and I made a decision to get out of our workplace on the ninth flooring utilizing the emergency stairs,” mentioned Vidi Primadhania, an worker in South Jakarta.

Earthquakes happen continuously 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 continuously struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis due to its location on the “Ring of Hearth,” an arc of volcanoes and fault strains within the Pacific Basin.

In February, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake killed a minimum of 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 practically 6,500 in West Sulawesi province.

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

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