USGS says magnitude-5.6 quake was centred in Cianjur region in West Java province at depth of 10km
An earthquake has shaken Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing at least 46 people, damaging dozens of buildings and sending residents into the capital’s streets for safety.
The US Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.6 quake was centred in the Cianjur region in West Java province at a depth of 10km (6.2 miles).
“There are 46 dead people at the Cianjur regional hospital and around 700 injured people. Many were hurt because they were hit by collapsed buildings,” the national disaster mitigation agency chief said.
Several landslides were reported around Cianjur. Dozens of buildings were damaged, including an Islamic boarding school, a hospital and other public facilities, the agency said. Information was still being collected about the extent of casualties and damage, it said in a statement.