An earthquake in Indonesia shook the island of Java and left one person dead

People gather as they are evacuated outside a building after an earthquake in Jakarta, Indonesia, on November 21, 2022. (REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana) (AJENG DINAR ULFIANA/)

A shallow earthquake 5.6 degrees of magnitude shook the main island of Indonesia on Monday, Javakilling at least one person in a city where buildings were damaged and shaking skyscrapers as far away as the capital, jakarta.

The epicenter was located near the city of cianjurin West Java, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of the capital, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Authorities said they had rescued two people trapped in a landslide in Cianjur, but a third person had died.

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“We managed to evacuate a woman and a baby alive, but the other died. That’s all I can share for now,” Cianjur Police Chief Doni Hermawan told Metro TV.

Other stations showed several buildings in Cianjur with collapsed roofs.

People gather outside the Indonesian Defense Ministry buildings following an earthquake in Jakarta, Indonesia, on November 21, 2022. (REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan)
People gather outside the Indonesian Ministry of Defense buildings after an earthquake in Jakarta, Indonesia, on November 21, 2022. (REUTERS / Willy Kurniawan) (WILLY KURNIAWAN /)

The country’s weather agency warned residents near the quake to watch for more tremors.

“We call on people to stay out of buildings for now as there could be possible aftershocks,” the head of Indonesia’s meteorological agency told reporters. Dwikorita Karnawati.

The USGS had previously reported that the magnitude ofThe quake was 5.4.

People evacuated from a building in Jakarta (REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana)
People evacuated from a building in Jakarta (REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana) (AJENG DINAR ULFIANA/)

There were no reports of casualties or major damage in jakartawhere people ran out of buildings.

Mayadita Waluyoa 22-year-old lawyer, described how panicked workers ran for the exits of her building in Jakarta when the earthquake struck.

“I was working when the floor below me was shaking. I could feel the tremor clearly. I didn’t try to do anything to process what it was, but it got even stronger and lasted for a while,” she said.

“I feel a little dizzy now and my legs are also a little cramped because I had to go down the stairs from the 14th floor.”

In Jakarta the earthquake was clearly felt, but no injuries or damage were reported (REUTERS / Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana)
In Jakarta the earthquake was clearly felt, but no injuries or damage were reported (REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana) (AJENG DINAR ULFIANA/)

Hundreds waited outside after the quake, including some wearing hard hats to protect themselves from falling debris, a reporter from AFP over there.

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activities due to its position in the “Ring of Fire” Pacific, where tectonic plates collide.

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck the island of Sulawesi in January last year killed more than 100 people and left thousands homeless.

(With information from AFP)

Source-www.infobae.com