|Location of Event:||Indonesia|
|Date of Charter Activation:||2022-11-22|
|Time of Charter Activation:||12:54|
|Time zone of Charter Activation:||UTC+09:00|
|Charter Requestor:||ADRC on behalf of Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional (BRIN, Indonesia)|
UNITAR on behalf of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
|Project Management:||Jakrapong Tawala|
|Value Adding:||Copernicus EMS|
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake on the main Indonesian island of Java has killed scores of people and injured hundreds, officials have reported.
The quake struck Cianjur town in West Java, at a shallow depth of 10km (6 miles) and the tremor could also be felt in the capital Jakarta about 100km away according to US Geological Survey data. People were taken to hospital with many being treated in a hospital car park after the hospital was left without power for several hours . Rescuers have worked hard to try to save others thought to still be trapped under collapsed buildings.
The area where the quake struck is densely populated and prone to landslides, with poorly built houses reduced to rubble in many areas.
Earthquakes are common in Indonesia, which sits on the "ring of fire" area of tectonic activity in the Pacific.
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