The Cianjur area of West Java, Indonesia was hit by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake.
It was 10 kilometers deep, as measured by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) (6.2 miles).
#Earthquake (#gempa) possibly felt 49 sec ago in #Indonesia. Felt it? Tell us via:
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— EMSC (@LastQuake) November 21, 2022
Some people are apparently still buried beneath the rubble of their fallen homes after the natural calamity. Unfortunately, rescuers have been unable to reach all of those who remain stuck. Thirteen thousand seven hundred and eighty-two persons now live in damaged or destroyed dwellings. According to reports from the area, people impacted have been relocated to refugee camps in the area.
Institutions of learning and houses of religion also sustained significant damage. Moreover, since power lines were damaged, there has been a delay in communication connections.
Pray for Cianjur (Indonesia), today earthquake pic.twitter.com/fGHrLUHhJr
— Muhammad Ashraf Kamboh (@MAshrafKamboh) November 21, 2022
West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil told reporters that 162 persons had been killed and 326 had been wounded. The island nation of Indonesia is in the Pacific's "Ring of Fire." Seismic and volcanic activity occur often in a certain region. It is a very seismically active region.
An earthquake rattled Indonesia’s main Island of Java. At least 160 people were killed, and over 300 were injured. Take a look:pic.twitter.com/WUDE5sHz7z
— Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) November 21, 2022
Governor Kamil has said that the death toll is expected to climb as rescue attempts continue.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Oann.