Blitar: Several buildings damaged in 6.7-magnitude quake

Blitar, E Java (ANTARA) – Several buildings in Blitar district, East Java were damaged following a 6.7-magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon.


“A number of houses in several sub-districts (were damaged in the quake). We are collecting data (on the number of damaged buildings),” spokesperson for the Blitar District Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), Achmad Cholik, said on Saturday.


The buildings were located in the sub-districts of Binangun, Kesamben, Wates, Lodoyo, and Wlingi he added.


The powerful quake damaged several homes and public facilities, including the office of the Blitar district government, mosques, and school buildings, he informed.


The earthquake struck Malang district, East Java at 2 p.m. local time on Saturday, but no tsunami warning was issued, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).


The epicenter of the earthquake was located 90 kilometers southwest of Malang district, at a depth of 25 kilometers, it informed.


The quake lasted for 37 seconds, the agency added.


It was also felt by people in a number of districts in East Java, including Kediri, Malang, Gresik, and Surabaya (INE)




Source: Antara News

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