Over 160 killed in earthquake in Indonesia
At least 25 aftershocks have been recorded.
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More than 160 people were killed and hundreds of others were injured Monday in an earthquake in Indonesia's densely populated island of Java.
The shallow 5.6 magnitude earthquake toppled buildings and collapsed walls, the BBC reported. At least 162 people have been confirmed dead, and rescue teams are working through the night to find those who may have been buried under collapsed buildings.
Several landslides were reported in the region, and at least 25 aftershocks have been recorded by Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency, according to the Associated Press.
More than 13,000 people are displaced and over 2,200 homes are damaged, West Java Gov. Ridwan Kamil said. Earlier in the day he said more than 700 people were injured in the earthquake.
Buildings in the greater Jakarta area also shook and some were evacuated. While earthquakes are frequent in the island nation, they are not commonly felt in the capital of Jakarta.
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