Indonesia: a magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits the island of Java – World Today


A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Java, Indonesia, on Saturday, where another earthquake killed more than 320 people two weeks ago, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

According to the USGS, the epicenter of Saturday’s earthquake was located 18 km southeast of the town of Banjar in West Java. The Indonesian meteorological agency for its part evaluated the magnitude of this earthquake at 6.4, which shook buildings in the capital Jakarta. No casualties or major damage were reported at first.

“Ring of Fire”

On November 21, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake at shallow depths near the town of Cianjur, also in West Java, killed at least 331 people. The quake had destroyed many buildings and caused deadly landslides.

Located on the Pacific “ring of fire” where tectonic plates meet, Indonesia is regularly confronted with earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.


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