Ternate, TN – The magnitude 7.1 earthquake that rocked Morotai on Thursday (4/6) caused quite severe damage. According to the records of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the earthquake occurred at 15.49 WIB with magnitude 7.1 SR magnitude and no tsunami potential.
Damage caused by the earthquake spread in 6 Districts, in Morotai District. The Emergency Response Team of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Morotai Regency has recorded affected residents.
The results of the site review, there were no casualties in this disaster. However, while according to the latest data, there were a total of 347 building units damaged.
Morotai Regent, Benny Laos, together with the Regional Leadership Coordination Forum (Forkopimda), on Saturday (6/6), reviewed and inspected damage, due to the earthquake in Yao Village, which became one point with the most damage to houses, 37 units and 1 house of worship.
The Regent also visited Mira Village, East Morotai. On the occasion, Benny Laos discussed with affected residents. He gave a choice of rehabilitation or reconstruction mechanism whether carried out by the residents themselves or carried out by the relevant technical agencies. Thus the release received by Teropongnews.com, in Ternate, Sunday (7/6).
Furthermore, determining the status is then made a reference to the relevant agencies, for the distribution of aid. The government will help rehabilitate and reconstruct buildings, food aid, and the needs of affected residents.
As it is known that this country is also being hit by a non-natural disaster, the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, the government also expects moral and material support and cooperation from all walks of life, the Covid-19 pandemic can soon be overcome.