Survivors Sleep Outdoor for Fear of Subsequent Earthquakes

The earthquake centered in Sukabumi could be felt in Bogor Regency. Several houses in Purwabakti Village, Pamijahan Subdistrict were damaged.

Villagers in Jayanegara Hamlet, Kebandungan Village, were sleeping outdoor on Tuesday (10/3) after an earthquake shook and damaged several houses. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BOGOR REGENCY - Residents in Kampung Cisalada, Hamlet 3, Purwabakti Village, Pamijahan Subdistrict, Bogor Regency, chose to spend the night outside their homes after a magnitude 5.0 earthquake shook Sukabumi at 5:18 p.m. Western Indonesia Standard Time, Tuesday (3/10). Around 134 houses were damaged in Kampung Cisalada.

Ahmad Nasir from Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) - ACT Bogor reported, until 2:00 a.m. the next day, residents of Kampung Cisalada had deserted their homes. "Based on our assessment, until midnight, 20 houses suffer from heavy damages, 112 were slightly damaged, and two suffer from moderate damage. In addition, three small mosques were badly damaged, and a school was slightly damaged," Nasir reported. The data was obtained by the Bogor MRI Team from 6 Neighborhood Associations (RT) and 2 Community Associations (RW) inhabited by 465 inhabitants. Nasir said, the residents needed prepared meals, medicine, and sleeping mats.

In Jayanegara Hamlet, Kabandungan Village, Kabandungan Subdistrict, Sukabumi Regency, until 2:00 a.m., the electricity was still out in the village. Siti Maryam reported, a total of 101 people evacuated to a post located in a tea factory. "We saw infants and toddlers. They need emergency aid like meal packages, drinking water, baby food and baby diapers," Maryam reported.

Daryadi from the Disaster Emergency Response (DER) - ACT said, until Wednesday (3/11) morning, MRI Bogor was still conducting an assessment. Residents whose houses were not damaged had returned home. "Furthermore, the team will find humanitarian posts in Bogor and Sukabumi for food distribution," said Daryadi.

The magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurred on Tuesday (3/10) afternoon, with the epicenter located 13 kilometers northeast of Sukabumi Regency. The earthquake was felt strongly in Bogor and Sukabumi Regencies. A number of areas were affected including Cikidang, Ciambar, Cidahu, Kelapa Nunggal at the intensity level IV to V of the MMI scale, and Panggarangan, Bayah, and Citeko at the intensity level II to III, []