Deadly earthquake strikes Java, Indonesia

(JAKARTA, Indonesia) — A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Java island in Indonesia on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Indonesia’s Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency said on Twitter that it had also measured the quake at a magnitude of 5.6. Preliminary data from the USGS had placed the quake at a magnitude of 5.4.

At least 46 people have died and about 700 have been injured, Herman Suherman, the regent of Cianjur Regency in West Java, told Indonesia’s Kompas TV at around 4 p.m. Jakarta time.

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