Four Houses Damaged, Road Blocked in Cianjur Due to 5.1M Earthquake
TEMPO.CO, Cianjur - Four houses were damaged and a 50-meter village road was covered with landslide debris avalanche after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Cianjur Regency of West Java today, June 6, 2023. The damaged houses and the road were located in Sirnasari Village, Leles District, or around 100 kilometers south of the city.
“Three houses are lightly damaged and one house is moderately damaged. There are no victims because the occupants of the house immediately came out to save themselves during the quake,” Sirnasari Village Head Sahuri said via a phone call on Tuesday, June 6.
Access to two villages is paralyzed
Sahuri also said the quake triggered landslides and buried the road connecting Sirnasari Village and Walahir Village. The landslide materials even closed the entire road, blocking access.
“The road that is buried reaches 50 meters long with a height of about 3 meters of landslide debris avalanche. The village road cannot be passed by either four-wheeled or two-wheeled vehicles,” he explained.
Leles Sub-district Head, Iin Solihin, said that his side had reported the impact of the quake to the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) and the Cianjur Public Works and Spatial Planning (PUTR) Agency.
“Damaged houses have been reported to BPBD. As for roads that are closed by landslides have been reported to PUTR Agency so that heavy equipment will immediately be deployed to clean up the debris,” he said.
An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.1 jolted Cianjur at 14:23 local time, Tuesday, June 6. The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that it was centered on the South Coast of Cianjur, or precisely at 8.05 degrees south latitude and 107.01 degrees east longitude or 126 kilometers southeast of Sukabumi City with a depth 10 kilometers.
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