5.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia’s Java

People gather in lobby and outdoors after an earthquake in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 8, 2022 in this screen grab obtained from a social media video.

Folks collect in foyer and open air after an earthquake in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 8, 2022 on this display screen seize obtained from a social media video.
| Photograph Credit score: Reuters

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s principal island of Java on Thursday, america Geological Survey mentioned, lower than a month after one other quake in the identical province killed greater than 300 individuals.

The quake struck at 07:50 a.m. native time (0050 GMT) round 15 kilometres from the city of Cianjur, the USGS mentioned.

It mentioned there was a low probability of casualties or injury following the quake, which struck at a depth of 123 kilometres (76 miles).

Final month, a shallow 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Cianjur, triggering landslides and collapsing buildings.

That tremor was the deadliest within the archipelago nation since a 2018 quake and ensuing tsunami killed greater than 4,000 individuals on the island of Sulawesi.

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic exercise on account of its place on the Pacific “Ring of Hearth”, the place tectonic plates collide.