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Indonesia earthquake toll reaches 310 as more bodies found

Nov. 25, 2022 08:34 AM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Java island early this week rose to 310 after rescuers found more bodies under landslides, an official said. At least 24 people remain missing. In devasted towns in western Java, residents gathered...

Indonesian rescuers focus on landslide as quake toll rises

Nov. 24, 2022 07:42 AM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — On the fourth day of an increasingly urgent search, Indonesian rescuers narrowed their focus Thursday to a landslide where dozens of people were believed trapped after an earthquake killed at least 272, more than a third of them children. Many of the more...

Monsoon rains force halt in Indonesia quake rescue efforts

Nov. 23, 2022 09:14 AM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — Searchers in Indonesia on Wednesday rescued a 6-year-old boy who was trapped for two days under the rubble of his house, which collapsed in an earthquake that killed at least 271 people, as heavy monsoon rains lashed survivors in makeshift shelters and forced a...

EXPLAINER: Why was Indonesia's shallow quake so deadly?

Nov. 22, 2022 19:40 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A 5.6 magnitude earthquake left more than 260 dead and hundreds injured as buildings crumbled and terrified residents ran for their lives on Indonesia’s main island of Java. Bodies continued to be pulled from the debris on Tuesday in the hardest-hit city...

Indonesia quake survivor grieves 11 relatives as he rebuilds

Nov. 22, 2022 19:34 PM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — Enjot was tending his cows in the hills near his home when the earth shook. The 5.6 magnitude earthquake killed more than 268 people, including 11 of Enjot's family members. His sister-in-law and her two children were hurt, among the hundreds injured in...

Indonesian rescuers search through rubble of quake; 268 dead

Nov. 22, 2022 07:40 AM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian rescuers used jackhammers, circular saws and sometimes their bare hands Tuesday to shift the rubble of flattened buildings as they searched for the dead and missing from an earthquake that killed at least 268 people. With many missing, some...

Indonesian quake kills at least 162 and injures hundreds

Nov. 21, 2022 13:22 PM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake killed at least 162 people and injured hundreds on Indonesia’s main island on Monday. Terrified residents fled into the street, some covered in blood and debris. Many of the dead were public-school students who had finished their...

Governor says at least 162 people have died and hundreds are injured in earthquake on Indonesia's Java island

Nov. 21, 2022 11:13 AM EST
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Governor says at least 162 people have died and hundreds are injured in earthquake on Indonesia's Java island.

US pushes defense ties with Indonesia as China strengthens

Nov. 21, 2022 07:26 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin met his Indonesian counterpart on Monday to push stronger defense ties amid growing Chinese naval activity in the Indo-Pacific region. Austin, at a joint news conference after meeting with Indonesian Defense Minister...

Government officials say death toll in Indonesia earthquake rises to 46; about 700 injured

Nov. 21, 2022 04:46 AM EST
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Government officials say death toll in Indonesia earthquake rises to 46; about 700 injured.