Strong earthquake strikes Indonesia : 2 dead
Indonesia, which is known as Pacific Ring of Fire, once again struck with a major earthquake. According to Indian Standard Time after Friday mid night near to Java coastal region earth quake occurred.
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency has revealed that its intensity on the richer scale is 6.5. Pangandaran, Tasikmalaya, Kiamis, Banzor, Guarat, Cebuemen and Banumas cities were shaken by the earthquake. People ran out from home to roads after midnight with the quake.
Scientists said the earthquake was recorded at a depth of 92 km on the southwestern coast of Tasikmalaya west of Java. Earth is shaken for over a minute the and in some areas it seem to be heavier. The tsunami warnings were also issued at coastal areas as water came into coastal areas with heavy intensified waves. After some time official lifted tsunami alert.
At least 40 homes collapsed and 65 people were seriously injured. Two people have been killed so far officials said, the number seems to be heavy.
“Most residents returned to their homes on Saturday and they were advised to seek temporary shelter if their dwellings aren’t safe. Several aftershocks continue to be felt in the areas hit by the quake, emergency ,”officials said.