Doden en tsunamiwaarschuwing na zware aardbeving van 7,3 bij West-Java

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De Indonesische autoriteiten hebben een tsunamiwaarschuwing afgegeven na een zware aardbeving.

De beving met een kracht van 7,3 deed zich vandaag voor bij de kust van West-Java (Indonesie)
en werd gevolgd door een beving van 6,9 op de schaal van Richter.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, or BMKG, issued a tsunami warning after an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of West Java on Friday night (15/12).

The warning is for the southern coast of Central Java and West Java.

The epicenter was at the Indian Ocean's floor, at a depth of 105 kilometers, 43 kilometers southwest of Tasikmalaya and 48 kilometers southwest of Sukabumi — both in West Java.

The quake was followed by another with a magnitude of 6.9. Each lasted about a minute.

According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Sutopo Nugroho, several houses collapsed in Tasikmalaya. The agency is now assessing the situation.

BNPT Central Java head Sarwa told Kompas TV that seawater entered the streets in the districts of Kebumen and Cilacap in Central Java.

Residents have been ordered to leave high-rise buildings until further notice.

Strong tremors were recorded in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bandung and Depok (West Java), Karangkates, Ngawi, Madiun and Nganjuk (East Java), Badung (Bali) and Mataram (West Nusa Tenggara).

No casualties have been reported.
Bron: Jakarta Globe

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Live stream: CNN Indonesia

Earthquake hits Indonesia's Java island, deaths reported

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook the Indonesian capital Thursday and other cities on the country's most populous island of Java, killing an unknown number of people amid reports of collapsed buildings.

Authorities issued a tsunami warning for parts of Java's coastline after the quake struck just before midnight Friday. People ran out of buildings in panic in many areas and Indonesian television showed heavy traffic on roads as people left coastal areas.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said there were deaths and injuries reported in the Ciamis region of western Java but could not immediately provide details. He also said there were reports that buildings had collapsed in the city of Tasikmalaya in western Java and in several western Java districts.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.5 and was about 91 kilometers (56 miles) deep and located just inland. Indonesian authorities reported a quake of similar magnitude offshore of Java.

Nugroho said strong tremors were felt for about 20 seconds in the capital of Jakarta and in cities and villages.

Indonesia's MetroTV said a general hospital in the central Java town of Banyumas was damaged and patients were evacuated.

The country sits on the "Pacific Ring of Fire" and has frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Bron: Associated Press

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