DISASTER A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Java on Monday. At least 46 people died and 700 were injured. The tremors were felt as far as Jakarta
Indonesians fled their office Monday, November 21 in Jakarta after feeling tremors. An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 was recorded on the island of Java. — Tatan Syuflana/AP/SIPA
At least 46 people died. to tremors. A magnitude 5.6 earthquake was struck. felt this Monday on the Indonesian island of Java, shaking skyscrapers as far as the capital Jakarta.
The emergency services took care of 700 injured people, according to the local authorities, who evoke a continuous influx of victims. “Most have broken bones after being stuck in the rubble of buildings,” Cianjur City Administration Spokesperson.
Earlier, the authorities had reported rescuing a woman and a baby; trapped in a landslide at Cianjur. The epicenter was located near this town to; some 100 kilometers south of Jakarta, according to the United States Institute of Geological Studies (USGS).
Panic in the capital Jakarta, but no casualties
No casualties or significant damage to Jakarta have not been reported immediately. But in the capital, people rushed out of buildings.
Indonesia is regularly confronted with earthquakes or volcanic eruptions, due to its position on the “Ring of Fire” of the Pacific where tectonic plates collide.
In 2018, the island of Lombok and the neighboring island of Sumbawa had been struck by a violent earthquake that killed more than 550 people.
The island of Java had, for its part, been hit by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in 2006, near the city of Yogyakarta, causing approximately 6,000 deaths and tens of thousands of injuries. But the country remains marked; by the earthquake of December 26, 2004 with a magnitude of 9.1 off the coast of Sumatra.
a major tsunami that caused the death of 220,000 people throughout the region, including 170,000 for Indonesia, one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded.