December 6, 2023 07:09:01 booked.net

Indonesia Earthquake: 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake In Jakarta, 162 Killed So Far, More Than 700 Are Injured

On Monday, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake occurred in the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta. The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 10 km in Cianjur, West Java. However, no possibility of a tsunami has been expressed due to this. On Monday, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake occurred in the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta. The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 10 km in Cianjur, West Java. However, no possibility of a tsunami has been expressed due to this.

Earthquake On Island

A powerful earthquake shook Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing at least 162 people and injuring hundreds. Rescuers are searching for survivors trapped under the rubble amid a series of aftershocks. The epicenter of the 5.6-magnitude earthquake was near the city of Cianjur in mountainous West Java, about 75 km (45 miles) southeast of the capital Jakarta. More than 2.5 million people live in this region. Herman Fuhrman, the head of Siyanjur’s administration, said that at least 700 people were undergoing treatment. Most have suffered fractures due to being trapped in buildings.

Governor Ridwan Kamil Gave Statement

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said many of the dead were public school students who had finished their classes during the day and many were taking additional education at Islamic schools. The death toll is expected to rise further. The residents of Cianjur mostly live in towns with one and two-story buildings and smaller houses in the surrounding rural areas. Kamil said more than 13,000 people whose homes were heavily damaged have been taken to evacuation centers.

Earthquake In The Capital

The Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said that a 5.6-magnitude earthquake occurred in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 10 km in Cianjur, West Java. However, no possibility of a tsunami has been expressed due to this.

According To Reports

According to information, people got scared after the earthquake in Jakarta. People working in their offices also came out. The building appeared to be shaking due to the tremors of the earthquake. This created chaos.

Earlier, there was a strong earthquake in West Indonesia on Friday night. It was a matter of relief that there was no news of any loss of life or property during this period. The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.9. Its epicenter was 202 km southwest of South Bengkulu at a depth of 25 km. This was followed by another aftershock, whose magnitude was 5.4.

S Jaishankar Expressed Condolences

Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has expressed condolences to the people killed in the earthquake in Indonesia. He wished the injured a speedy recovery. He said that in this hour of difficulty, India stands firmly with Indonesia and the suffering people.