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M 4.5 Earthquake Damages 5 Houses in Brebes, Community Urged to Be Alert

The following article was translated using both Microsoft Azure Open AI and Google Translation AI. The original article can be found in Gempa M 4,5 Rusak 5 Rumah di Brebes, Masyarakat Diimbau Waspada

Residents point to a cracked part of the wall due to an earthquake in Salem District, Brebes, Central Java, on Friday (15/12/2023). As a result of the 4.5 magnitude earthquake centered in Tegal, five houses in Brebes were reported to have suffered light to moderate damage.
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Residents point to a cracked part of the wall due to an earthquake in Salem District, Brebes, Central Java, on Friday (15/12/2023). As a result of the 4.5 magnitude earthquake centered in Tegal, five houses in Brebes were reported to have suffered light to moderate damage.

SEMARANG, KOMPAS – A 4.5 magnitude earthquake has rocked Tegal regency, Central Java and its surrounding areas on Friday (15/12/2023) evening. There were no fatalities or injuries reported as a result of the incident. However, five houses were reported to have been mildly to moderately damaged.

Head of the Emergency Management Section of the Central Java Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), Muhamad Chomsul, stated that although the epicenter of the earthquake was around Tegal, the impact was felt in the southern part of Brebes District. At least two sub-districts reported building damage as a result of the quake, namely Salem and Bantarkawung.

“In Salem sub-district, there is one severely damaged house and one slightly damaged house in Kadungmanis village. Then, also in Salem, one house in Citimbang village was reported to have minor damage,” said Chomsul when contacted on Saturday (December 16, 2023) morning.”

Residents inspect a cracked wall due to an earthquake in Salem District, Brebes, Central Java, Friday (15/12/2023).
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Residents inspect a cracked wall due to an earthquake in Salem District, Brebes, Central Java, Friday (15/12/2023).

Meanwhile, in the district of Bantarkawung, there are two houses that have been reported to have suffered minor damage, one house in Pengarasan Village and one house in Sindangwangi Village.

Chomsul stated that a lightly damaged house is marked by a standing structure, with some of the structural components cracked but still functional. The

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