6.2 Magnitude tremors hit Indonesia; at least Six people died

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At least seven killed and hundreds injured in Indonesia, when a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the island country, Friday at 1 a.m. local time.

The epicenter of the earthquake was six kilometers north-east of Majene city, the capital of West Sulawesi Province, at a depth of 10 kilometers.

The country's Disaster Mitigation Agency said that at least 60 homes have been destroyed. Initial information from the agency showed 4 deaths and 637 injured, 3 more deaths have been confirmed after that. Thousands of people have fled their homes for their safety.

Tsunami warnings have not been triggered so far.

Straddling the Pacific 'ring of fire', Indonesia is regularly hit by earthquakes. Hours earlier, many houses were damaged in the same district due to a 5.9 magnitude quake.


Publish : 2021-01-15 09:30:00

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