Powerful 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Indonesia
On this day January 15, 2021, a powerful 6.2 Magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia. The country’s disaster mitigation agency said that at least 34 people have been killed and hundreds injured following a powerful earthquake.
The earthquake hit 142 km from Palopo City, South Sulawesi, Indonesia early on Friday morning and destroying houses and prompting landslides.
The country’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency
According to Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency the earthquake struck at around 01.28 A.M. Jakartatime, was six kilometers (3.7 miles) northeast of Majene city at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). Also, said that the earthquake did not trigger a tsunami based on meteorology and climatology agency modeling.
Meanwhile, more than thousands of people run away from their homes to seek safety. Hundreds of buildings destroyed or damaged, including a hospital, which has collapsed with more than a dozen patients and staff remain trapped beneath it.
Coronavirus in Indonesia
Meanwhile, 882,418 Covid 19 total cases pass over in Indonesia. More than 718,696 recovered and the death toll increases to 25,484. Indonesia became the 20th country to pass over 880,000 covid cases today. During the past 24 hours 12,818 new cases and 238 new deaths in Indonesia [source].