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Nearly 44 Dead As Earthquake Hits Indonesia, 300 Injured: Report

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Indonesia: Nearly 44 people were killed and at least 300 were injured in an earthquake that shook Indonesia’s main island of Java on Monday, according to a local official from the town hardest hit by the tremor. The death toll is expected to rise.

“According to the information I have so far, nearly 20 people have died and at least 300 are being treated in this hospital alone. The majority of them had fractures from being trapped by building ruins “Herman Suherman, the head of Cianjur’s administration, told Metro TV.


Current situation due to the Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6, Depth: 10. Km , 21 November 2022 . Coordinates: 6.84 South Latitude – 107.05 East Longitude (10 Km Southwest of Cianjur Regency, West Java.).


In January 2021, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi killed over 100 people and displaced thousands.

On the other hand, a few weeks back, The epicentre of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake, which struck at 1.57 a.m., was in Nepal, about 90 kilometres east-southeast of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). For the past few days, the region has been experiencing lower-magnitude earthquakes.

Three tremors triggered landslides in various parts of the Doti district, killing at least six people and injuring several others, according to news agency ANI. At around 2 a.m., strong tremors were felt in Delhi and the NCR region, jolting people awake. The National Seismological Centre of Nepal confirmed three tremors in Nepal in the last 24 hours, including two earthquakes and an aftershock.

The epicentre was on land in Cianjur, West Java, at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), according to BMKG, who added that there was no risk of a tsunami.

Some people evacuated offices in Jakarta’s central business district, while others reported feeling buildings shake and seeing furniture move, according to Reuters witnesses.


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