5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia, Many Dead & Over 300 Injured

by Sanjana Shenoy
5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia, Many Dead & Over 300 Injured

Indonesia is undergoing a series of devastating earthquakes. Not long ago, on November 18, Friday, the island nation witnessed a 6.9-magnitude earthquake. And now, Indonesia is hit by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake which has left over 300 injured and many dead. This is a very tragic incident. Here’s more about it.

Indonesia Faces Devastating Earthquake

According to a Hindustan Times report, a spokesperson in West Java’s Cianjur town, Adam, revealed that at least 44 people have passed away, He added that the deadly earthquake destroyed thousands of houses. Meanwhile, Indonesians are taking to social media to share videos and photos of the scary plight of the nation as it reels through this devastating earthquake.

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Broken Homes, Destroyed Roads & More

While Indonesia’s West Java is facing an earthquake, the capital city of Jakarta didn’t report any casualties or property damage. Yet, the tremors were felt in Jakarta, nestled 100 km from the earthquake location, as well. Deadly pictures shared by Twitteratis shows roads completely broken from the centre. Homes were shattered, left as just dust and rubble post the earthquake.

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With Twitter flooded with shocking videos of broken homes and utter mayhem in Indonesia, we pray for the safety of its citizens. We hope rescue teams will continue to save the injured and prevent more deaths. It’s time to pray for Indonesia. Meanwhile, travellers! Put a halt on your plans to visit the island nation for a while, for your safety.

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