Death Toll From Indonesia Quake Rises to 162

The known death toll from a 5.6-magnitude earthquake that shook the West Java province of Indonesia on Monday, November 21, rose to 162, with hundreds injured and numerous buildings damaged, an official said via local media.

Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency said the epicenter of the quake was southwest of Cianjur in West Java, with a depth of 10 km. The agency said there was no potential for a tsunami.

An official from the national disaster management agency told local media at a briefing that people were still buried under rubble and there were more than 2,000 damaged housing units.

Video released by the national disaster management agency shows people running in a health care facility that shows signs of damage. In the caption, the agency said it had received some information from several regions, including the agency branch in Cianjur. Credit: BNPB Indonesia via Storyful