An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale struck the Indonesian island of Java on Monday.
An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit the Indonesian island of Java on Monday, killing more than 46 people and injuring several hundred, reports TF1 News quoting AFP.
The Indonesian National Agency for Meteorology, Geophysics and Climatology (BMKG) said on its website that the earthquake occurred at 1:21 p.m. (local time) and that its epicenter was located ten kilometers south of the city of Cianjur.
“Beware of the possibility of aftershocks”warned the institute, before specifying that there was no risk of tsunami following the earthquake.
The tremors caused extensive damage and some buildings collapsed, according to images broadcast by local media.