In the Indonesian province of West Java, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 struck.
The US Geological Survey says that an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 happened on the island of Java in Indonesia. She said the earthquake had started near the city of Chiandzhur.
During the “melon hour,” earthquakes killed about 46 people, hurt over 700 others, and left about 100 people unaccounted for.
Local news outlets have written about hundreds of damaged homes and other problems with infrastructure.
At the regional hospital in Chianjur, 46 people have died, and about 700 people who have been hurt. “Many of them were affected by collapsed buildings,” the head of Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency told the Associated Press.
50 people have now died as a result of the earthquake that struck Indonesia on the island of Java on November 21, according to a report by France-Presse, citing local officials. Seven residential buildings, as well as schools, hospitals, and a number of administrative buildings, were reportedly damaged, according to the agency.
The centre of the 5.1-magnitude earthquake was 74 km southeast of Jakarta. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center thinks that the source was 5 km below the surface.
On November 9, a quake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit western Nepal. As a result, six people died and five more were hurt. Police say that the tragedy happened because the earthquake caused the building to fall down.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 hit the Turkish resort city of Antalya a few hours ago. It was also felt in nearby cities like Mersin and Konya.