A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits the Indonesian island of Java
The US Geological Survey said a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Java yesterday, injuring one person, less than two weeks after another earthquake struck the same city last month, killing more than 330 people.
According to the US agency, the tremor occurred at a depth of 112 km and 18 km southeast of the city of Banjar in West Java. For its part, the Indonesian Meteorological Agency said the magnitude of the earthquake was more severe, measuring 6.4 degrees, and it caused buildings in the capital Jakarta to shake, according to a journalist from the Agence France Presse agency. .
At least one person was injured and taken to the hospital, the head of the civil protection agency told Metro TV.
The Indonesian agency added that the quake shook buildings in the town of Garut in West Java and warned residents near the epicenter of the possibility of aftershocks, but confirmed there was no tsunami threat.
“There are people who ran outside when the earthquake struck, but they went back to their activities,” local ambulance officer Buddy Satria said on the local Compass channel, stressing that “everything is fine.”
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