Fortunately, the house owner survived
Lebak, Banten (ANTARA) - The Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) of Lebak District, Banten, confirmed that one house had collapsed due to the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that rattled the province on Friday afternoon.

"Fortunately, the house owner survived," Lebak BPBD's emergency and logistics department head, Agus Riza Faizal, stated here.

A team of volunteers has been dispatched to review the condition of the collapsed house, located in Rancasema Hamlet, Kadu Village, Cibadak Sub-district, Lebak District, he noted.

According to the report, the house was flattened to the ground due to the earthquake, Faizal added.

"We have urged Arinah's family, the owner of the collapsed house in Rancasema Hamlet, to stay at her relative's home for the time being," Faizal noted.

The agency has also received information that an Islamic primary school in Citorek Village, Cibeber Sub-district, Lebak, was damaged by the quake, he remarked.

The department head confirmed that apart from the collapsed house and damaged school, no other reports about major structural damages or casualties were received by the agency.

He also called on Lebak's residents to inform the local disaster mitigation agency of any new information about more building damages or casualties incurred by the earthquake.

According to information published by the national Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the 6.7-magnitude earthquake occurred at 4:05 p.m. local time (UTC +7) and was centered some 52 kilometers southwest of Sumur in Banten Province, west of Jakarta.

Residents in Jakarta and other major cities of Tangerang, also in Banten, Cianjur in West Java, and Bandarlampung in Lampung, the southernmost province of Sumatra, also reported that the quake had been strongly felt in their region.

The agency informed that the earthquake did not have the potential to cause a tsunami.

Translator: Mansyur Suryana, Nabil Ihsan
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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