R. Muh. Ibnu Aqil (The Jakarta Publish)
Saturday January 15th 2022
Hundreds of buildings, which include households, spots of worship and group well being centers (Puskesmas), were weakened by a 6.6 magnitude earthquake that struck western Java on Friday.
The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Indian Ocean in the vicinity of Ujung Kulon Nationwide Park in Banten at a depth of 40 kilometers and struck at 4:05 pm neighborhood time, in accordance to the Meteorological Agency for Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) .
It was followed by 5 aftershocks, the strongest of which was recorded at 5.7 magnitude at 4:49 pm. The BMKG did not problem a tsunami warning.
Pandeglang’s regency in Banten, found closest to the epicenter of the earthquake, endured problems. In accordance to information compiled by the regency on Saturday, at minimum 1,100 properties, 13 universities, 14 well being services, three authorities place of work structures and 4 places of worship were being harmed following the earthquake.
In the Serang Regency, 16 residences endured average harm, even though 36 houses in the Lebak Regency have been also ruined. At the very least nine properties in Sukabumi Regency in West Java and eight residences in Bogor Regency, also in West Java, were being damaged.
The earthquake was felt in Jakarta and encompassing towns and regencies, this sort of as Bogor and Depok in West Java. The aftershocks arrived at West Lampung Regency, Lampung.
In Jakarta, people today were seen pouring from office environment towers on to Jl. Sudirman throughout the aftershocks.
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BMKG main Dwikorita Karnawati claimed Friday’s earthquake was shallow taking into consideration the depth of its epicenter. He added that it was a tectonic earthquake, as opposed to the earthquake and tsunami of December 2018, caused by the Anak Krakatau eruption in the Sunda Strait.
He stated folks in the locations influenced by the earthquake must continue to be relaxed, attempt not to be affected by rumors about the earthquake, and get their info from the BMKG’s verified channels.
He added that they must prevent structures destroyed by the earthquake and make guaranteed their residences or offices have not been destroyed right before returning to them.
“We need to also prepare our houses in the function of an earthquake, by having unobstructed evacuation routes or sturdy inside shelters this kind of as sturdy picket desks on the next ground. [and up]”Said Dwikorita.
He mentioned outdoor evacuation factors need to be in an open up spot away from buildings that could drop or collapse.