BREAKING: Indonesia rocked by SECOND earthquake – Pacific Ring of Fire on alert

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
By Paul Martin

NDONESIA has been rocked by a second earthquake in a matter of hours with a 4.9 magnitude quake striking the Pacific nation.

Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Earlier today an earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale struck near the capital of Jakarta, leaving hundreds of buildings damaged.

And just hours later a second earthquake struck, albeit several hundred miles to the east in the less populous Seram region.

Earthquake monitor CSEM EMSC said the quake struck at around 5.38pm GMT at a depth of 25 miles.

They said Ambon was the nearest heavily populated area, with around 350,000 people living in the city.

It comes after a day of chaos in the Pacific Ring of Fire, with earthquakes striking and volcanoes eruption across the globe.

Today’s earlier Indonesia quake saw patients evacuated from hospitals and people flee their homes.

A spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster agency said: “In Cianjur, six students were seriously injured and two students suffered light injuries when the roof collapsed.”

He said more than 130 homes and a mosque were damaged.

This is a breaking story, more to follow…

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