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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits the Indonesian island of Java

زلزال بقوة 5.8 درجة يضرب جزيرة جاوة الإندونيسية



A 5.8-magnitude quake hit the island of Java (Indonesia's largest island) on Thursday morning, in accordance with the US Geological Survey, lower than a month after an earthquake struck the identical space, killing greater than 330 folks.

The US Geological Survey stated the earthquake occurred at 07:50 native time (00:50 GMT), noting that its epicenter was situated about 15 km from town of Cianjur (West Java).

She added that there's a low risk that this earthquake precipitated casualties or property harm, given its depth (123 km above sea stage).

And final month, town of Cianjur struck a smaller (5.6 levels), however shallow earthquake, killing greater than 330 folks and injuring hundreds, and displacing tens of hundreds. whose houses have been destroyed or pressured to flee. as a result of landslides.

This earthquake was the deadliest for the archipelago since that of 2018, which precipitated a tsunami that day; Ensuing within the demise of greater than 4,000 folks on the island of Sulawesi.

Indonesia is situated on the “ring of fireside” of the Pacific Ocean, the place tectonic plates meet and their friction results in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Two days in the past, the Krinchi volcano (the very best mountain on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia) erupted, and its smoke rose from the crater to a top of 700 meters.



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