6.2 Magnitude Earthquake hits Indonesia, 35 dead, several others injured

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia’s Sulawesi island which has killed at least 35 people and injured hundreds on Friday. The meteorological agency has warned of aftershocks, possibly strong enough to start a tsunami.

The powerful earthquake struck 6 km (3.73 miles) northeast of the town of Majene, at the relatively shallow depth of 10 km, just before 1.30 a.m. The quake and aftershocks have caused three landslides, cut electricity, damaged bridges to regional hubs such as the city of Makassar, and damaged more than 60 homes.

According to Indonesians Government 35 people had been killed in Majene, and in the neighbouring district of Mamuju, with more deaths likely to be confirmed as rescue work is going on.


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