44 dead, 300 injured after 5.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Indonesia’s Java island
An earthquake of 5.4 magnitude hit Indonesia’s main island of Java on Monday, killing at least 44 people and injuring close to 300 others, a local official said.
Local officials in Cianjur district said dozens of buildings, including houses, were damaged. 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.