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Quick Steps BIN Distribution of Earthquake Aid in Cianjur

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Cianjur Regency, West Java, was rocked by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 on Monday (21/11/2022) yesterday afternoon. Currently, as many as 162 people have died as a result of the earthquake that occurred in Cianjur Regency, West Java.

To help handle the victims of the Cianjur earthquake, the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) moved quickly to build an aid post on the Labuan – Cianjur road. The existence of this Assistance Post was a direct order from the Head of BIN, Jend. Pol (Purn) Budi Gunawan

BIN Deputy VII, Prabawa Ajie said that BIN had established an Assistance Post for the Cianjur earthquake victims shortly after the disaster occurred.

“BIN has set up an aid post for the community since last Monday (21/11) or some time after the earthquake occurred,” he said.

He added that the Assistance Post was BIN’s commitment to always be present with the community.

“The BIN Assistance Post is expected to be able to reduce the difficulties of the people who are currently hit by the disaster and represent the presence of the state at the disaster site,” said Prabawa.

The establishment of the BIN Assistance Post in Cianjur was directly led by West Java Kabinda, Brig.

Apart from setting up three aid posts, West Java BINDA also provided assistance in the form of logistics for victims affected by the earthquake in Cianjur.

“Two trucks of logistical assistance from the BIN Headquarters have arrived at the command post,” said West Java Regional Head Brigadier General Ruddy Prasemilsa, Tuesday (22/11/2022)

Logistical assistance provided in the form of food ingredients such as indomie, mineral water, cooking oil, and other daily needs.

The earthquake that occurred in Cianjur yesterday was centered on land about 10 kilometers Southwest of Cianjur Regency or 15 kilometers from Sukabumi City. The hypocenter or depth of the earthquake was 10 kilometers below the earth’s surface.

Head of the Earthquake and Tsunami Center for the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Daryono said the scale of the earthquake that rocked Cianjur, West Java, on Monday (21/11/2022) afternoon was actually not that big.

However, the earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 caused significant damage due to the shallow crustal earthquake.

“The characteristics of a shallow crustal earthquake are very shallow. So indeed the energy is emitted from the center, which is radiated to the ground surface is still strong,” said Daryono in a Kompas TV broadcast, Tuesday (22/11/2022).

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