Indonesia: Earthquake Kills 40, Insults Hundreds


An earthquake has hit the key Indonesian island of Java, killing more than 40 people and injuring hundreds.

The 5.6-magnitude quake struck the city of Cianjur in western Java at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

The tremor could be felt in the capital Jakarta, some 100 kilometers away, where people in high-rise buildings were evacuated, local authorities say.

Herman Suherman, head of administration in the city of Cianjur, told local media that at least 46 people had been killed.

“Victims kept coming from many areas. Around 700 people were injured, ”he told Kompas TV.

The death toll could rise.

Videos on social media showed the destruction of homes and shops.

(More to follow)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here