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5.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia’s Java

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 December 8 , 2022: A shallow 5.8 – earthquake hits Indonesia main Island Java on thursday with no immediate reports of damage. It strucked at 07.50 a.m. local time (0050 GMT ) around 15 km from the town of Cianjur the epicenter of November’s devastating earthquake . The quake struck at a depth of 123 km (76 miles) leaving a low likelyhood of casualties and damage but schools were temporary evacuated in sukabumi .The tremor that struck Cianjur on November 21 this year was the deadliest activating landslides and erupting building injuring thousands ,killing 334 people and leaving tens of thousands more homeless. Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where tectonic plates collide. Disaster agency official in cianjur ,Wawan Setawan , told “The epicenter of the earthquake is sukabumi, so it was only lightly felt in cianjur no reports of damage to houses or casualties”. Imran Wardhani, an official in Sukabumi said, “We have yet to receive reports of damage caused by the earthquake.” Indonesia President Joko Widodo visited the area on Thursday to distribute aids to affected residence.

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