The National Crisis Management Agency of Indonesia announced that the death toll of the 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Java has increased to 321 people.

Iran PressAsia: Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide.

The death toll from an earthquake that hit Indonesia's island of Java this week has risen to 321 as rescuers found more bodies on Sunday, the national disaster mitigation agency said.

The shallow 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit the West Java town of Cianjur on Monday, where most of the victims were killed as buildings collapsed or landslides were triggered.

The devastating earthquake also displaced 73,693 people while 56,311 houses and buildings were damaged, said the statement.

Rescuers will resume their search on Monday, focusing on areas where the missing are believed to have been buried, said the West Java search and rescue agency head.