Earthquake shakes Indonesia, at least 46 people killed and 300 injured

Earthquake In Indonesia: A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s main island of Java on Monday, killing at least 46 people and injuring nearly 300. A local official gave this information. Officials further said that around a dozen buildings were damaged. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered in the Cianjur region of West Java province, with a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 mi). 

Vidi Primadhania, an employee in South Jakarta, said, "The earthquake was felt so strong…my colleagues and I decided to exit our office on the ninth floor with the emergency stairs." According to Reuters, some people evacuated offices in Jakarta’s central business district, while others felt buildings shaking and saw furniture moving.

In February, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake killed at least 25 people and injured more than 460 in West Sumatra province. In January 2021, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck West Sulawesi province, killing more than 100 people and injuring nearly 6,500. In 2004 a powerful Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami killed nearly 230,000 people in a dozen countries, most of them in Indonesia.

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