Indonesia: More than 150 dead in Java earthquake

Source: Deutsche Welle [German state media]

“At least 162 people were killed after an earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Java on Monday, with the tremors being felt in the capital Jakarta, the island’s governor said. The magnitude 5.6 quake — according to the US Geological Survey — struck in the afternoon in the Cianjur region of West Java province, some 75 kilometers (47 miles) south of the capital. … The number of dead and injured was still being assessed and authorities said both could rise. Earlier estimates put the number of injured at over 700. Indonesia’s national disaster mitigation agency, BNPB, said that at least 25 people are believed to be trapped under rubble. Initial counts estimate 2,000 houses were damaged, with 13,000 people taken to evacuation centers.” (11/21/22)