Death Toll From Indonesia Earthquake Rises to 252
- 22, November , 2022
NewsToday: 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Java, killing at least 252 people, most of whom were kids, and injuring over 370 others.
The earthquake's magnitude was 5.6 on the Richter scale, and its epicenter was 10 kilometers underground in the western part of Java, according to the US Geological Survey. The earthquake's vibrations were detected in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital.
Many schools were also devastated in the earthquake, resulting in many children being among the deceased, the precise number of which is unknown, although most of the youngsters died.
According to foreign media reports citing Indonesian authorities, several buildings collapsed on the Indonesian island of Java on Monday morning due to an earthquake. Many people are buried beneath building rubble.
According to the spokesperson for Indonesia's disaster management, the number of persons dead in yesterday's earthquake has risen to 25,231 people still missing, and 377 people have been injured.
Many victims are still buried beneath building wreckage. During rescue operations, dead corpses are discovered. In August 2018, around 500 people were killed, over 2000 were injured, and 3 lakh people were displaced.