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Two earthquakes strike Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia

Two earthquakes strike Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia

Sunday, April 23, 2023, 09:36 GMT+7
Two earthquakes strike Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia
Medical workers treat the victims outside the district hospital after earthquake hit in Cianjur, West Java province, Indonesia, November 21, 2022. Photo: Reuters

Two earthquakes measuring nearly magnitude 6 struck Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia, in the morning hours on Sunday, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

The first earthquake, pegged by the EMSC at a magnitude 6.1 struck Kepulauan Batu early Sunday, followed by another 5.8 magnitude quake just hours later.

The first earthquake was at a depth of 43 km (26.72 miles) while the second was at 40 km (24.85 miles), EMSC said.

Reuters

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