Updated Nov 21, 2022, 10:57am EST
Southeast Asia

Indonesia earthquake kills at least 162 and injures hundreds

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A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Cianjur town on the main Indonesian island of Java on Monday, killing at least 162 people and injuring hundreds.

A view of a damaged classroom following an earthquake in Cianjur, West Java province, Indonesia, November 21, 2022.
REUTERS/Iman Firmansyah
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Updates so far

  • 5.6-magnitude earthquake
  • 162 deaths confirmed
  • More than 700 people injured
  • Over 13,000 displaced

This is a developing story. Please check back soon for updates.

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Indonesia’s national disaster agency said that more than 340 homes, a hospital, and an Islamic boarding school were heavily damaged.

The Associated Press reports the surrounding area is experiencing landslides, though there is no risk of a tsunami.

Government officials have warned that the death toll could still climb as workers free residents trapped by rubble.