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The Impact of the Cianjur Pangrango Earthquake Temporarily Closed

Impact of the Cianjur Earthquake

Impact of the Cianjur Earthquake 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 tourism sector, namely that climbing to Mount Gede Pangrango was temporarily closed.

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Closure of Mount Gede Pangrango National Park (TNGGP)

Public Relations of the Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park (TNGGP) Center, Agus Deni, confirmed the news of the closure of tourist access to the 3.008 m high mountain. "Information regarding the closure of the climb," he stressed to DetikJabar, Tuesday (22/11/2022), which Gotravela then quoted from detik. travel.

In his statement, he also said that there had been no damage to TNGGP so far. "There is no temporary information," he added.

Implementation of the closure of climbing routes to Mount Gede Pangrango from Tuesday, November 22 2022 until an undetermined time limit.

The circular regarding the temporary closure of climbing as a result of the Cianjur earthquake also provides an appeal to prospective climbers.

Relevant parties ask prospective climbers who have made payments via online booking until Tuesday (22/11) to reschedule the climb.

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Cianjur is prone to high level earthquakes

Refer to report tempo.co, The main coordinates of the Cianjur earthquake are in Tegallega, Warungkondang District, Cianjur Regency. The epicenter of the earthquake was still on the active fault line of the Cimandiri fault. This location is at the foot of Mount Gede Pangrango.

To this day, aftershocks continue to occur, more than 100 times. "The number of aftershocks up to 23 November 2022 at 07.00 WIB is 161 aftershocks," said Head of the BMKG Earthquake and Tsunami Center, Daryono, Wednesday 23 November 2022.

However, there were no more aftershocks since 05.24 WIB. The frequency is increasingly rare.

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 Geological Agency through PVMBG "In the field of earthquakes, we have submitted an earthquake vulnerability map, the source of the earthquake that occurred in Cianjur is highly prone to earthquake disasters," he said in a press conference held on Tuesday, November 22 2022.

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Earthquake Impact

Even though 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) BMKG recorded 268 deaths. Of this number, only 122 bodies have been identified.

Meanwhile, 151 missing victims are still being searched. Then, injured victims reached 1.083 people and the number of refugees reached 58.362 people.

The impact of the Cianjur earthquake also caused 6.570 housing units to be heavily damaged, 2.071 housing units to be moderately damaged and 12.641 housing units to experience minor damage. This data is still very likely to change considering that data collection is still in progress. (y)


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