Earthquake Damages Hundreds of Houses in Sukabumi and Bogor

A number of structures were damaged by the M5.0 earthquake that centered in Sukabumi on Tuesday (3/10). Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team is still collecting more recent data on the affected victims to assist them.

One of the destroyed houses in Sukabumi (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SUKABUMI – A magnitude 5.0 earthquake in Sukabumi damaged a number of residents' houses. One of the affected areas was Cimanggu Hamlet, Kebandungan Village, Kebandungan Subdistrict, Sukabumi Regency. Dozens of houses were damaged by the earthquake that occurred on Tuesday (3/10).

"Around 75% of the houses in Cimanggu Hamlet suffer from moderate danages. We are currently collecting more data on fifty earthquake-affected families," said Firdaus from the Disaster Emergency Response (DER) - ACT.

Until now, the ACT Team has been working to collect data related to the residents affected by the earthquake. In addition to Sukabumi, the team also conducted an assessment in Bogor Regency. The latest data obtained by Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) - ACT, 93 houses were damaged by the earthquake.

"We are still heading to Pamijahan Subdistrict. As soon as we reach the location, we will do an assessment and conduct data collection on the residents. We are still on the road, and the road is too difficult for the car to traverse," said Daryadi from the DER - ACT Team. The team will also distribute emergency assistance to residents.

As previously informed, residents in Kampung Cisalada, Hamlet 3, Purwabakti Village, chose to sleep outdoor after the earthquake shook at 5:18 p.m. 134 houses in Kampung Cisalada were damaged.

Ahmad Nasir from the Indonesian Volunteer Community Team (MRI) - ACT Bogor reported, until Wednesday (11/3) at 02.00 WIB, residents of Kampung Cisalada chose to flee and leave their homes. "Until midnight, based on the results of our assessment, 20 houses were severely damaged, 112 were slightly damaged, two were moderately damaged, three were badly damaged, and a school was slightly damaged," Nasir reported. The data was obtained by the Bogor MRI Team from 6 RTs and 2 RWs with a total of 465 inhabitants. Nasir said, as an emergency aid, residents needed ready-to-eat food, medicine and sleeping mats. []