WorldDeath toll in Indonesia earthquake rises to 268

Death toll in Indonesia earthquake rises to 268

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A man at the devastation site of the earthquake in West Java, Indonesia. archive photo

Death toll in Indonesia’s West Java earthquake rises to 268

MOSCOW, November 22 – RIA Novosti. In the earthquake that occurred in Chianjur, Indonesia, 268 people lost their lives, the head of the country’s disaster control service was reported by the portal. Detic.

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern region of Chianjur County, West Java Province, on Monday, November 21. It was previously reported that 252 people died, most of them children. At least 377 people were injured, 31 missing. More than 2,300 homes were completely destroyed or severely damaged. The destructive power of an earthquake comes from the shallow depth of its epicenter. Also, the earthquake triggered a landslide that covered at least one village.

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The 5.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Chanjur district on November 21 killed 268 people.

A man at the devastation site of an earthquake in West Java, Indonesia
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The destructive power of the earthquake is due to the fact that the epicenter is at a shallow depth.

Villagers carry an injured person after the earthquake in West Java, Indonesia
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In addition, the earthquake caused a landslide that covered at least one village.

A man at the devastation site of an earthquake in West Java, Indonesia
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Hundreds of people were injured, thousands of homes were destroyed or damaged.

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About 14,000 people were evacuated from Chianjur province.

Villagers pray after the earthquake in West Java, Indonesia
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President Joko Widodo traveled to the affected area to communicate with the victims and assess the extent of the tragedy.

People rescue a cat from a destroyed house after the earthquake in West Java, Indonesia
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400 sailors were sent to Chianjur to assist in the evacuation and search for victims.

A lifeguard is resting in West Java, Indonesia
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Marines are scheduled to be on duty for another week or two as the emergency continues in the area.

Earthquake victims receive medical treatment at a makeshift hospital in Chiangjur, West Java, Indonesia
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Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his condolences to the Indonesian leader in connection with the loss of life and destruction as a result of the earthquake.

After the earthquake in West Java, Indonesia
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Because Indonesia is located on the “Ring of Fire”, it often suffers from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.

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This is a 40 thousand kilometer long band of volcanoes and tectonic faults surrounding the Pacific Ocean.

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The 5.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Chanjur district on November 21 killed 268 people.

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The destructive power of the earthquake is due to the fact that the epicenter is at a shallow depth.

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In addition, the earthquake caused a landslide that covered at least one village.

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Hundreds of people were injured, thousands of homes were destroyed or damaged.

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About 14,000 people were evacuated from Chianjur province.

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President Joko Widodo traveled to the affected area to communicate with the victims and assess the extent of the tragedy.

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400 sailors were sent to Chianjur to assist in the evacuation and search for victims.

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Marines are scheduled to be on duty for another week or two as the emergency continues in the area.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his condolences to the Indonesian leader in connection with the loss of life and destruction as a result of the earthquake.

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Because Indonesia is located on the “Ring of Fire”, it often suffers from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.

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This is a 40 thousand kilometer long band of volcanoes and tectonic faults surrounding the Pacific Ocean.

“We now know that 268 people have died,” Suharyanto’s head of service said at an online press conference on Tuesday.

“The data will be updated regularly,” he added.

Suharyanto also said that the death toll identified was 122. The identification process continues.

Indonesia is located in the most seismically active region of the planet and is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire (a strong tectonic fault). In this part of the world are the most active tectonic plates, one of which moves at a speed of seven centimeters per year. Every year, seismologists record 6-7 thousand earthquakes here with magnitudes over 4.0.

Source: Ria

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