162 died in an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java

162 died in an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java
162 died in an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java

162 died in an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java

An earthquake struck Indonesia’s main island of Java yesterday, killing at least 162 people, damaging dozens of buildings and prompting residents to take to the streets of the capital in search of safety. The UAE expressed its sincere condolences and solidarity to Indonesia to the earthquake victims.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed its sincere condolences to the government and the kind people of Indonesia, as well as the families and families of the victims of this painful affliction, and wished those injured a speedy recovery.

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.4 quake was concentrated in the Ciangor district of West Java province at a depth of 10 km.

“There are 162 dead at Ciangur Regional Hospital, about 326 injured and many injured as a result of building collapses,” said National Disaster Mitigation Agency head Suharyanto.

Many landslides have been reported around Ciangur.

According to the agency, dozens of buildings were damaged, including an Islamic boarding school, a hospital and other public facilities. The agency added in a statement that information on the extent of the casualties and damage is still being collected.

The earthquake was felt strongly in Greater Jakarta, tall buildings in the capital swayed for more than three minutes and some were evacuated.

“The quake was strong,” said Vidi Premadhania, a staffer in South Jakarta. My colleagues and I decided to exit our office on the ninth floor using the emergency stairs.

Earthquakes are common in the vast archipelago country, but they are not uncommon in Jakarta.

Indonesia, a vast archipelago of more than 270 million people, is prone to frequent earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis due to its location on the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

In February, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake killed at least 25 people and injured more than 460 in the province of Sumatra. In January 2021, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake in Sulawesi province killed more than 100 people and injured about 6,500.

A powerful earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004 killed almost 230,000 people in more than 10 countries.

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