Due to the severe earthquake that occurred on Monday in the main island of Indonesia, Java, there is a scene of devastation all around. At least 162 people have died due to the earthquake here, while hundreds of people have been injured. Dozens of buildings have been damaged by the earthquake. More than 5 thousand people have become homeless. Many people vacated the house. People are still in panic in the surrounding areas including the capital Jakarta and Java.
The authorities are still gathering information about the casualties in the quake that struck remote areas of the country. Java Governor Ridwan Kamil told that the death toll has increased to 162. He said, “Most of the dead are children. He said that at the time of the earthquake, most of the children studying in public schools were taking training in Islamic schools after completing their studies.
Siyanjur has the largest number of Islamic residential schools and mosques. “Accidents have happened in many Islamic schools,” Kamil said. Let us tell you that the magnitude of the earthquake that occurred yesterday was 5.6 and its epicenter was in Cianjur, Java, which is 75 km from the capital Jakarta. Earthquakes are frequent in the vast archipelago nation, but it is unusual to feel them in Jakarta. Indonesia has a population of over 270 million and is frequently affected by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.
At least 25 people were killed and more than 460 were injured when a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit West Sumatra province in February this year. In January 2021, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck West Sulawesi province, killing more than 100 people and injuring nearly 6,500.