At least 46 dead, 700 hurt, in Indonesian earthquake

22 November 2022
2022-11-22 10:31

An earthquake shook Indonesia’s main island of Java on Monday, killing at least 46 people, damaging dozens of buildings and sending residents into the capital's streets for safety.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.6 quake was centered in the Cianjur region in West Java province at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Another 700 people were injured mainly from collapsed buildings. Several landslides were reported around Cianjur and dozens of buildings were damaged. The country of more than 270 million people is frequently struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.

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