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Strong earthquake tremors in Indonesia, 20 killed, 300 injured, intensity measured at 5.6 on Richter scale


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Published: Monday, November 21, 2022, 14:11 [IST]

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At least 20 people have died and at least 300 are reported to be injured in a devastating earthquake that hit Indonesia’s main island of Java. AFP has reported quoting a local official. The intensity of this earthquake was measured at 5.6 on the Richter scale. After this natural calamity, relief and rescue operations have been intensified.

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On Monday, a strong earthquake was felt in the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta. The intensity of this earthquake was measured at 5.6 on the Richter scale. According to the news, earthquake tremors were felt for several seconds.

Cianjur in West Java was the epicenter of the earthquake, according to official reports from Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency BMKG. According to information received from Indonesia’s Meteorological and Geophysics Agency, the depth of this earthquake was about 10 kilometers. Buildings started shaking due to the earthquake, after which people came out of their houses and came out on the streets. During this people felt vibrations on the roads for several seconds.

Muchlis, an eyewitness, said that the earthquake caused a strong tremor, after which the walls and roof of his office building were damaged. After this there was a stampede in the area. There was no damage due to this earthquake in Jakarta. Due to the sudden earthquake, furniture was seen moving in many offices due to the vibration in the buildings, people soon evacuated the buildings.

“I was in shock. I was worried there would be another earthquake,” Muchlis told the Metro TV news channel. Meanwhile, BMKG chief Dwikorita Karnavati, while talking to reporters at Parliament House, advised people to stay out of their homes in case of aftershocks.

On the other hand Suko Prayitno Adi of BMKG said that the authorities are investigating the damage caused by the earthquake. At the same time, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded an earthquake intensity of 5.4 on the Richter scale.

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Nearly 20 people have been killed and at least 300 injured in an earthquake that rattled Indonesia’s main island of Java, reports AFP citing local official

Story first published: Monday, November 21, 2022, 14:11 [IST]

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