4 Peo­ple Killed, 200 Houses Dam­aged in 6.9 Strong Quake

A tsunami warn­ing af­ter the quake, recorded by US mon­i­tors as be­ing mag­ni­tude 6.9, was later can­celled.

Fiji Sun - - Asia News - Feed­back: jy­[email protected]­jisun.com.fj

Head of In­done­sia’s Na­tional Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Agency (BNPB) Doni Monardo said on Satur­day

that Fri­day’s strong earth­quake had killed 4 peo­ple and dam­aged around 200 houses in the coun­try’s af­fected ar­eas.

The 6.9-mag­ni­tude quake hit at 7:03 p.m. lo­cal time (1203 GMT), with the epi­cen­tre at 7.54 de­grees south lat­i­tude and 104.58 de­grees east lon­gi­tude at a depth of 10 km. The epi­cen­tre was lo­cated 147 km southwest of Su­mur Dis­trict in Ban­ten province’s Pan­deglang re­gency.

“We will con­tinue to mon­i­tor the dam­ages caused by the earth­quake on the hourly ba­sis. At least 200 houses were dam­aged and four peo­ple killed so far in the quake,” Doni was quoted as say­ing by lo­cal me­dia while visit­ing the af­fected ar­eas.

He said that those res­i­dents evac­u­ated to shel­ters were re­turn­ing to their homes. In­done­sian author­i­ties have scaled down Fri­day’s quake to 6.9 mag­ni­tude from the ini­tial 7.4 mag­ni­tude.

A man ex­am­ines his house dam­aged af­ter an earth­quake hit in Pan­deglang, Ban­ten province, In­done­sia, on Au­gust 3, 2019.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Fiji

© PressReader. All rights reserved.