Highlights

  • 5.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia
  • Atleast 14 killed, many wounded
  • More casualities suspected, say officials

Latest news

Going Viral: this unique version of the national anthem

Going Viral: this unique version of the national anthem

Umar Khalid acquitted in 2020 Delhi riots case

Umar Khalid acquitted in 2020 Delhi riots case

Got a scorch mark on your dress? Remove it easily with this simple trick

Got a scorch mark on your dress? Remove it easily with this simple trick

India vs Bangladesh 1st ODI preview, IND vs BAN playing XI predictions & live telecast details

India vs Bangladesh 1st ODI preview, IND vs BAN playing XI predictions & live telecast details

For the first time women Agniveers inducted in Indian Navy: Navy Chief

For the first time women Agniveers inducted in Indian Navy: Navy Chief

Watch: powerful quake rattles Indonesian main island of Java, several killed

The quake was felt strongly in the greater Jakarta area. High rises in the capital swayed and some were evacuated.

An earthquake shook Indonesia's main island of Java on Monday, killing at least 14 people, damaging dozens of buildings and sending residents into the capital's streets for safety.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.6 quake was centered in the Cianjur region in West Java province at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

It killed at least 14 people and injured 17 others, National Disaster Mitigation Agency chief Suharyanto said. 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.

The quake was felt strongly in the greater Jakarta area. High rises in the capital swayed and some were evacuated.

“The quake felt so strong. My colleagues and I decided to get out of our office on the ninth floor using the emergency stairs,” said Vidi Primadhania, an employee in South Jakarta.

Earthquakes occur frequently across the sprawling archipelago nation, but it is uncommon for them to be felt in Jakarta.

The country of more than 270 million people is frequently struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis because of its location on the “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

Also watch: Top Iranian actors arrested for removing 'obligatory' headscarf: state media

In February, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake killed at least 25 people and injured more than 460 in West Sumatra province. In January 2021, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake killed more than 100 people and injured nearly 6,500 in West Sulawesi province.

A powerful Indian Ocean quake and tsunami in 2004 killed nearly 230,000 people in a dozen countries, most of them in Indonesia.

Up Next

Watch: powerful quake rattles Indonesian main island of Java, several killed

Watch: powerful quake rattles Indonesian main island of Java, several killed

G7, EU agree oil price cap to reduce Russia war funding

G7, EU agree oil price cap to reduce Russia war funding

Watch: Pentagon debuts new nuclear stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider

Watch: Pentagon debuts new nuclear stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider

US responds to China’s objection to its joint military exercise with India

US responds to China’s objection to its joint military exercise with India

Ukraine says animals' eyes sent to some of its embassies

Ukraine says animals' eyes sent to some of its embassies

Protests mainly by students frustrated due to Covid: Xi Jinping tells EU

Protests mainly by students frustrated due to Covid: Xi Jinping tells EU

More videos

Pakistan's head of mission in Kabul survives as gunmen attack embassy

Pakistan's head of mission in Kabul survives as gunmen attack embassy

Russia rejects pullout from Ukraine as condition for talks

Russia rejects pullout from Ukraine as condition for talks

Over 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed since Russian invasion: Zelensky aide

Over 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed since Russian invasion: Zelensky aide

After Guangzhou and Chongqing, China eases Covid curbs in these cities too

After Guangzhou and Chongqing, China eases Covid curbs in these cities too

US, South Korea and Japan impose fresh sanctions on North Korea

US, South Korea and Japan impose fresh sanctions on North Korea

Here's why Taliban has banned radio broadcasts Voice of America and Radio Azadi

Here's why Taliban has banned radio broadcasts Voice of America and Radio Azadi

Germany: annoyed by ventilator's sound, woman switches-off co-patient's life saving device

Germany: annoyed by ventilator's sound, woman switches-off co-patient's life saving device

Indians free to speak as they wish: Permanent envoy to UN in response to question

Indians free to speak as they wish: Permanent envoy to UN in response to question

'We must confront racism', says UK PM Sunak amid new royal race row

'We must confront racism', says UK PM Sunak amid new royal race row

British lawmakers visit Taiwan; China says 'gross interference in its internal affairs'

British lawmakers visit Taiwan; China says 'gross interference in its internal affairs'

Editorji Technologies Pvt. Ltd. © 2022 All Rights Reserved.