An earthquake shook Indonesia‘s main Java island Monday afternoon, killing at least 162 people, local officials said.
Around 700 people were injured, National Disaster Mitigation Agency chief Suharyanto said.
“Many were hurt because they were hit by collapsed buildings,” he added.
The death toll reached 162 Monday night, local media reported citing West Java Gov. Ridwan Kamil.
More than 5,300 people had been displaced, the Indonesian disaster mitigation agency said in a statement. It added that at least 25 people were still trapped under collapsed buildings.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck West Java at 1:21 p.m. local time (1:21 a.m. ET). It was centered in the Cianjur region at a depth of 6.2 miles — about 47 miles southeast of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
At least 25 aftershocks were recorded by the country’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency.