Dozens of Buildings Damaged by the Earthquake in Java Island

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As many as two people were killed and seven wounded by an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale (SR) occurred in Java Island. The quake also damaged hundreds of residents' houses and other buildings.

"There are two deaths, seven injured," said Head of BNPB Information and Public Relations Data, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Saturday, December 16, 2017.

The two victims were Hajah Dede Lutfi (62) Gunungsahari Village RT 04 RW02, Sadananya District, Ciamis Regency, West Java and Ibu Aminah (80) waga Sugihwaras Gg. 1 RT 02 RW 18 Kauman Sub-District, Pekalongan City, Central Java.

"Both victims died buried in the collapsed wall of the earthquake, while the wounded were all referred to the local hospital," he said.

Sutopo said it also noted that 43 houses were severely damaged and collapsed, 65 houses were moderately damaged, 10 houses were slightly damaged, and several public buildings were damaged.

Some areas affected by the earthquake are in Pangandaran, Tasikmalaya, Ciamis, Banjar, Garut, Cilacap, Kebumen, Pekalongan, Banyumas, Brebes and Banjarnegara.

However, the impact of hard shock and damage to many buildings is in Tasikmalaya, Pangandaran and Ciamis.

As is known, 6.9 SR earthquake occurred on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 23:47 pm. The location of the earthquake occurred at 7.75 South Latitude (LS) and 108.11 East Longitude (BT) or 11 Km southwest of Tasikmalaya Regency, West Java with a depth of 107 KM.

BMKG had announced the tsunami early warning. But on Saturday early morning, around 02:26 or about two hours after the earthquake warning was revoked.

Journalist: Agus Rahardja Sumatera Editorial

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