Java quake: 6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesian island


An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude hit Indonesia’s West Java province on Saturday, the nation’s geophysics company BMKG mentioned.

In keeping with the BMKG, the epicenter of the earthquake was on land and there’s no potential for a tsunami.

One particular person was injured whereas 4 homes and a college had been broken within the city of Garut, in keeping with the nation’s Nationwide Company for Catastrophe Administration (BNPB).

There have been no reviews of aftershocks. Nevertheless, the top of the BNPB, Main-Normal Suharyanto, has requested residents to stay calm, alert and cautious, including {that a} response crew will likely be despatched to evaluate wants.

“In response to the earthquake that happened earlier, once again, remain calm, alert but there is no need to stop your daily activities,” Suharyanto mentioned.

“According to the BMKG, this earthquake was quite deep. Based on the experience of previous earthquakes, with a depth of more than 60 kilometers, moreover this is above 100 kilometers, it is expected that the impact… won’t be too damaging,” Suharyanto added.

It comes after a lethal magnitude-5.6 earthquake shook West Java on November 21, with a closing dying toll of 334. The search and rescue operation following November’s earthquake has ended, the BNPB mentioned Saturday.

Closing particulars on the whole variety of injured and other people displaced are but to be launched.

Suharyanto mentioned 56,320 homes had been broken in that quake, greater than a 3rd of them badly. Different broken buildings included 31 colleges, 124 locations of worship and three well being services.

Indonesia sits on the “Ring of Fire,” a band across the Pacific Ocean that units off frequent earthquakes and volcanic exercise. One of the vital seismically energetic zones on the planet, it stretches from Japan and Indonesia on one aspect of the Pacific to California and South America on the opposite.