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6.2 magnitude earthquake rock parts of Indonesia, at least 40 dead

Last Updated 3 months ago by Devontae Jackson.

Image courtesy of the USGS.

The USGS says a preliminary 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Mamuju, Indonesia near the Makasar Strait. The epicenter was about 6 miles underground. At least 40 people are being reported dead. Buildings have been reported to have collapsed.

At least 600 have been injured and around 15,000 people have been displaced. The Mitra Manakarra Hospital located in Mamuju partially collapsed as a result of the quake. Communication in the area is apparently spotty as rescue workers continue to save people trapped in rubble and debris. The quake struck in the middle of the night, sometime after 1 AM local time in Indonesia. There is no tsunami threat according to Indonesia’s weather service. At last check, a few more earthquakes struck in and around the area but were weaker than 6.2.


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