The epicenter of the earthquake was located 113 kilometeres (km) southeast of Sukabumi City. (Photo: medcom.id)
The epicenter of the earthquake was located 113 kilometeres (km) southeast of Sukabumi City. (Photo: medcom.id)

Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Shakes West Java's Sukabumi

Wahyu Dwi Anggoro • 16 March 2022 14:23
Jakarta: A magnitude 5.5 earthquake as felt by people in several areas of West Java Province on Wednesday morning at around 10.00 Western Indonesia Time (WIB). 
 
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) received reports that residents of the City and Regency of Sukabumi felt moderate shaking.
 
According to the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Sukabumi City, local residents felt moderate shaking with a duration of 1 to 5 seconds.  When the earthquake occurred, many residents panicked and left their homes 

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After the incident, BPBD officers monitored the impact of earthquake. So far, there have been no reports of damage or casualties.
 
The Sukabumi Regency BPBD also informed its residents that they felt moderate shaking of the same duration. BPBD monitors residents panic until they leave the house.
 
Meanwhile, the earthquake was also felt in Bandung Regency to DKI Jakarta. 
 
"Residents in Bandung Regency panicked and left their homes after they felt a moderate shaking for 1 to 3 seconds. Although the shock was felt in the DKI Jakarta area, residents did not experience panic," Acting Head of the Data, Communication and Information Center of the BNPB Abdul Muhari said in a media release on Wednesday.
 
The epicenter of the earthquake was located 113 kilometeres (km) southeast of Sukabumi City, West Java Province, with a depth of 10 km. 
 
Based on the analysis of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the earthquake did not trigger a tsunami.
 
(WAH)
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