At least 162 people have died and hundreds have been injured as a result of an earthquake in Java, the largest island in Indonesia, according to regional governor Ridwan Kamil.
According to data from the US Geological Survey, the 5.6-magnitude earthquake that rocked Cianjur town in West Java occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km (six miles
Numerous patients received outside care while hundreds were brought to hospital
Rescuers worked through the night to try to reach people who they believed were still trapped beneath collapsed structure
The epicenter of the earthquake is a heavily populated, landslide-prone area where many poorly constructed homes have been turned to rubbl
According to the most recent data available, at least 62 persons have died, according to earlier estimates from Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB)e.s.s.).cy (BNPB).
Speaking to local media, Mr. Kamil stated that the earthquake had harmed 326 individuals, most of them “suffered fractures from being crushed in debris.”
He did, however, issue a warning that some locals were still “stuck in isolated places” and stated that authorities were “under the premise that the number of injured and fatalities will climb over time.”
The governor of West Java added that the disaster had caused more than 13,000 people to be displaced, and the BNPB reported that the earthquake had damaged more than 2,200 homes.