Earthquake Hits Banten, Felt in Jakarta

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocked Banten. The tremor was felt in Jakarta.

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One of the buildings damaged by the earthquake in Banten (ACTNews)

ACTNews, PANDEGLANG – A magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocked Banten on Friday (1/14/2022) at 4:04 p.m. local time. The epicenter was located 52 km southwest of Sumur, Banten with a depth of 10 kilometers. Although there was no potential for a tsunami, the earthquake made residents panic and scatter out of their buildings.

The earthquake was felt all the way in Jakarta. A number of office buildings in South Jakarta, for instance, immediately urged their tenants to get out of the buildings immediately for fear of aftershocks.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)’s Emergency Response Team reported that several damages occurred in Pandeglang Regency, including in Munjul District.

One of Global Wakaf – ACT’s partners in Sumur, Pandeglang, said residents panicked and tried to stay away from the beach. They fled to higher ground.

"Currently residents are running to higher villages," he explained.

Until this news was published, no casualties were reported. []