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Earthquake in Indonesia kills at least 46

An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit Indonesia’s main island Java resulting in the death of at least 46 people.

The earthquake caused damage to dozens of buildings.

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According to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude-5.6 earthquake had its epicentre at a depth of 10 kilometres in the Cianjur district of West Java province (6.2 miles).

Indonesia’s National disaster mitigation agency chief stated that there are 46 dead people at the Cianjur regional hospital and around 700 injured people. Many were hurt because they were hit by collapsed buildings.

He further added that buildings that are damaged include Islamic Boarding Schools, hospitals, and other public facilities.

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As per media reports, the shock was stronger in the Jakarta area and it also caused land sliding around Cianjur.

Earlier in February, a shock of magnitude 6.2 killed 25 people and injured more than 460 people in Indonesia.

Due to its location on the ring of fire, an arc of volcanoes, and fault lines in the Pacific basin, the nation of more than 270 million people is frequently affected by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis.



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