Indonesia earthquake: Death toll rises to 268 in Indonesia, 151 missing, 22,000 houses damaged

Indonesia earthquake: Indonesia The tremors of the earthquake on Monday have caused huge devastation. Here the death toll from the earthquake has gone up to 268, while 151 people are still missing. The tremors were so strong that the earth kept trembling for several minutes. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered […]
 


Indonesia earthquake: Death toll rises to 268 in Indonesia, 151 missing, 22,000 houses damaged

Indonesia earthquake: Indonesia The tremors of the earthquake on Monday have caused huge devastation. Here the death toll from the earthquake has gone up to 268, while 151 people are still missing. The tremors were so strong that the earth kept trembling for several minutes. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered in the Cianjur region of West Java province with a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 mi).

According to the head of Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency, so far 268 people have been confirmed dead in the earthquake, while 151 people are still missing. Officials told that 22 thousand houses have been damaged in the earthquake affected area. More than 1000 people have been injured in this attack of nature.

The epicenter of the earthquake was Siyanjur city.

According to data from the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was in the city of Cianjur in West Java. The epicenter of this 5.6 magnitude earthquake was only 10 km below the Earth’s surface. The area where the earthquake occurred is a densely populated area. There is always a possibility of landslide here. Many buildings have collapsed due to the earthquake. The rescue operation to evacuate people from the debris of the buildings is still going on.

Most of the deaths occurred in hospitals

The head of the local administration of Cianjur said most of the deaths occurred at the hospital where patients were admitted and that the hospital had turned into ruins. He told Indonesian media that the city’s Sayang hospital had no electricity after the quake, preventing doctors from treating victims immediately. In which some patients died due to lack of treatment. He said that due to the large number of patients, there was an urgent need for more health workers but now things are under control.

earthquake in mexico

On the other hand, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Mexico’s Baja California on Tuesday. There was chaos as soon as the earthquake occurred. People immediately came out of their houses and came on the road. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake occurred about 30 km (18.6 mi) west-southwest of Las Brisas in Baja California at a depth of 19 km (12 mi). Earlier in September this year also earthquake tremors were felt here.