BPBD evacuates residents along Pelabuhan Ratu coast

BPBD evacuates residents along Pelabuhan Ratu coast

Residents in Grogol Market, West Jakarta, felt the earthquake of magnitude 7.4 on Friday (August 2, 2019). (ANTARA/Katriana/aa/Su)

Bandung, W Java (ANTARA) - The Sukabumi District Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBD) has evacuated residents living along Pelabuhan Ratu coast to safer ground after a powerful earthquake rocked the western part of Java Friday night. All residents living along the coast have been evacuated to higher ground, Chief of the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Section of the West Java Provincial Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD) Budi Budiman Wahyu said in a statement released Friday in Sukabumi district.

The Provincial BPBD has been coordinating with the District BPBD to monitor post-quake developments, Budi said.

"Let's wait for 30 minutes and we will update the data. We have not received information on material damage," he said.

The earthquake of magnitude 7.4 rocked the western part of Java at 07.03 p.m. on Friday.

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