Earthquake damages three houses in Sukabumi
The Jakarta Post
At least three houses in Sukabumi, West Java, have been damaged after a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit Lebak, Banten, on Saturday at noon.
The Sukabumi Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) reported that two houses were damaged in Cimanggu village, Kabandungan district, while another was damaged in Cikelat village, Cisolok district. There were no reports of casualties or injuries as of Saturday afternoon.
“We’re still collecting data and waiting for reports from the field,” the head of the emergency and logistics department at the BPBD, Maman Suherman, told kompas.com on Saturday afternoon.
The families living inside the damaged houses have been temporarily moved to their relatives' houses, he said.
On Saturday, a number of Sukabumi residents felt the quake, the epicenter of which was in Lebak, Banten.
“I felt the quake three times today,” said 30-year-old Ikbal Zaelani in Baros district.
Another resident, 32-year-old Anggi Purnama from Citamiang district, said the quake was felt at around 12:15 p.m.
In January this year, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Lebak, damaging about 1,200 homes. (stu)
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