Sumedang Hit Again By Earthquake Measuring 4.8 Magnitude
Residents Experience Fear and Panic
On Sunday, March 5, 2023, a powerful earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale struck Sumedang, Indonesia. The quake triggered panic and fear among the residents, who have been experiencing frequent seismic activities in the region.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located near Jatinangor, at a depth of 10 kilometers. The tremors were felt in various parts of Sumedang, as well as in neighboring areas like Bandung and Garut. Many people rushed out of their homes and buildings in fear, seeking safety in open areas.
Authorities have yet to report any casualties or significant damage to property. However, the quake has caused widespread fear and anxiety among the residents, especially those who have experienced previous earthquakes in the area. They are now calling for increased preparedness and mitigation efforts to minimize the impact of future seismic events.
The Sumedang region has been experiencing frequent earthquakes in recent years. In 2021, a series of quakes caused significant damage to buildings and infrastructure, displacing thousands of people. Experts have attributed the seismic activity to the presence of several active fault lines in the area.
In light of the ongoing seismic activity, residents of Sumedang and surrounding areas are advised to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety. This includes preparing emergency kits, conducting regular evacuation drills, and staying informed about the latest updates and advisories from local authorities.