At least seven fatalities reported after strong earthquake in Indonesia's Sulawesi

Friday, 15 January 2021 - 10:06

Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency stated that at least seven lives were lost in the 6.2 magnitude earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island today (15).

The epicentre of the quake was six kilometres (3.73 miles) northeast of Majene city at a depth of 10 kilometres. The earthquake was experienced for about seven seconds and did not trigger a tsunami warning.

According to initial reports, four persons had died in Majene, while 637 were injured, with three more fatalities being reported in the neighbouring area of Mamuju.

Hours earlier, on 14 January a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck in the same district damaging several houses.