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2022-11-21, M5.6, Indonesia

On the 21st of November 2022, an M5.6 earthquake occurred at 06:21:11 UTC approximately 18 km WSW of Ciranjang-hilir, Indonesia, see map below. The event occurred in a densely populated region and resulted in over 200 fatalities and over 1,000 injured people largely due to buildings collapsing.

This is a highly seismically active region, close to the subductive plate boundary between the Australia and Sunda plates. The earthquake occurred within the crust of the Sunda plate approximately 260km northeast of the boundary.

More information is available at the following resources:

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us7000ir9t/executive

https://www.bmkg.go.id/gempabumi/gempabumi-terkini.bmkg?lang=EN

https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=1191326

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