Sad news enveloped Indonesia. Monday (21/11/2022), an earthquake measuring 5,6 on the Richter scale occurred in Cianjur Regency. As a result, many houses and buildings were damaged and even claimed quite a number of lives. One of the impacts of the Cianjur earthquake was in the sector tour, namely climbing to Mount Gede Pangrango is temporarily closed.
Closure of Mount Gede Pangrango National Park (TNGGP)
Public Relations Center for Mount Gede Pangrango National Park (TNGGP) Agus Deni confirmed the news of the closure of tourist access to the 3.008 m high mountain. "Information about closing the climb," he said to detikJabar, Tuesday (22/11/2022), which Gotravela later quoted from detik. travel. In his statement, he also said that there had been no damage to TNGGP so far. "There is no provisional information," he added. Application of hiking trail closures to Mount Gede Pangrango since Tuesday, November 22, 2022 until an undetermined deadline. The circular regarding the temporary closure of climbing as a result of the Cianjur earthquake also mentions an appeal to prospective climbers. Related parties ask prospective climbers who have made payments via online booking until Tuesday (22/11) to reschedule the climb.
Cianjur is prone to high level earthquakes
Refer to report tempo.co, The main coordinates for the Cianjur earthquake are in Tegallega, Warungkondang District, Cianjur Regency. The epicenter of the earthquake is still on the active fault line of the Cimandiri fault. The location is at the foot of Mount Gede Pangrango. To this day, aftershocks still occur, more than 100 times. "The number of aftershocks until 23 November 2022 at 07.00 WIB was 161 aftershocks," said the Head of the BMKG Earthquake and Tsunami Center, Daryono, Wednesday 23 November 2022. However, there have been no more aftershocks since 05.24 WIB. The frequency is even rarer. Meanwhile, Head of the Center for Volcanology and Disaster Mitigation at the Geological Agency of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hendra Gunawan, said Cianjur is an area prone to high-level earthquakes. "So from the Geology Agency through PVMBG in the field of earthquakes, they have submitted an earthquake hazard map, the source of the earthquake that occurred in Cianjur is prone to high earthquakes," he said in a press conference held on Tuesday 22 November 2022.
Although it did not cause a tsunami, the impact of the Cianjur earthquake was quite severe. This is because the earthquake was centered on land with a depth of 11 km. As of Tuesday (22/11) the BMKG recorded 268 deaths. Of these, only 122 bodies have been identified. While 151 missing victims are still being searched. Then, the injured victims reached 1.083 people and the number of refugees reached 58.362 people. The impact of the Cianjur earthquake also caused as many as 6.570 houses to be seriously damaged, 2.071 houses to be moderately damaged and 12.641 houses to be slightly damaged. The data is still very likely to change considering that data collection is still in progress. (y)