Friday, January 15, 2021

Three dead, 24 injured after strong quake in Indonesia's Sulawesi - The Jerusalem post

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia's Sulawesi island killed at least seven people, injured hundreds and damaged many buildings on Friday, the country's disaster mitigation agency said, as panicked residents fled to safer areas.
 
The epicenter of the quake was six kilometers (3.73 miles) northeast of Majene city at a depth of 10 kilometers.
 
Initial information from the country's disaster mitigation agency showed that four people had died and 637 others were injured in Majene, while there were three more fatalities and two dozen injured in the neighboring area of Mamuju.
 
Thousands had fled their homes to seek safety when the quake hit just after 1 am local time on Friday morning, damaging at least 60 homes, the agency said.
 
The quake was felt strongly for about seven seconds but did not trigger a tsunami warning.

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  1. At least three people were killed and 14 others were buried under the rubble after a 6.2-magnitude quake jolted Indonesia's West Sulawesi province early Friday, the National Search and Rescue Office said.


    "The report from the rescuers on the scene said at least 17 people became the victims of the quake. Pictures showed three bodies under big parts of debris," spokesman of the National Search and Rescue Office Yusuf Latief told Xinhua.


    Rescuers were struggling to pull out the victims under the rubble, head of operation unit of the provincial search and rescue office Fathur Rahman told Xinhua via phone.


    The quake destroyed hospitals, the main building of the governor office, hotels and houses in the province, said Fajri Mursalin, a rescuer at the provincial search and rescue office.


    Rescuers, policemen and volunteers were struggling to extricate the victims trapped under the debris, the rescuer told Xinhua.


    Reinforcement of personnel from the search and rescue office in the province have been sent to quake-hit Majene district, which was also impacted by the quake, he said.

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  2. Rescuers are searching through the rubble of a partially-collapsed Indonesian hospital after a deadly earthquake struck the island of Sulawesi, leaving at least 30 dead.

    The 6.2-magnitude quake on Friday morning came just hours after an earlier, smaller tremor.

    Hundreds of people were injured and thousands displaced by the quake.

    Indonesia has a history of devastating earthquakes and tsunamis with more than 2,000 killed in a 2018 Sulawesi quake.

    Local media have reported that six patients and their families were trapped when parts of the Mitra Manakarra hospital in the town of Mamuju collapsed.

    Arianto, from the rescue agency in Mamuju city, told news agency AFP they were trying to reach those trapped. He did not specify a number.

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  3. At least 34 killed, several trapped in collapsed buildings after a 6.2 quake as expert warns of aftershocks.

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  4. At least 35 people have died after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's West Sulawesi province, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Friday.

    "Nine people died in Majene district, and 26 others in Mamuju district, bringing the total death toll to 35," said the West Sulawesi Provincial Disaster Management Agency's head Darno Majid.

    In addition, 637 people were injured and around 15,000 others were displaced at 10 evacuation posts.

    The earthquake also damaged around 300 houses, hotels, government buildings, hospitals and minimarkets besides cutting off electricity, communications, and roads.

    The earthquake rocked West Sulawesi at 2:28 a.m. local times, with an epicenter at 6 km northeast of Majene, and a depth of 10 km.

    On Thursday, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook the same location at 2:35 p.m. local time.

    The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency noted that 28 earthquakes had occurred at the same location since Thursday, and aftershocks were still possible.

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  5. The number of casualties of the 6.2-magnitude earthquake which hit Indonesia's West Sulawesi province on Friday, rose to 56, Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency said on Sunday.

    The agency's spokesman Raditya Jati said the number of injured remained at 826, including 189 people suffering serious wounds in Mamuju city who have been undergoing medical treatment, and 12 others sustaining severe injuries in Majene district.

    As of Sunday, the assessment of the risks of the shallow-under land quake persists, he told Xinhua in a text message.

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    1. Al menos 73 personas perdieron la vida a causa del terremoto que se produjo en la noche del 14 al 15 de enero en la isla indonesia de Célebes, según los datos de última hora proporcionados por la Agencia Nacional de Gestión de Desastres (BNPB).

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