A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook the Indonesian island of Celeb on Friday, killing at least three people and damaging buildings, including a hospital.
The hospital was destroyed. He was devastated. There are patients and hospital staff trapped in the debris and we are trying to evacuate them, ”he said. Agencies France-Presse Arianto, a relief official in the quake-hit town of Mamuju. He estimated the number of people trapped between 10 and 20 without being able to confirm whether they were alive.
Authorities have confirmed that three people were killed and 24 were injured in what became known as the Cold War. The provincial capital has a population of about 110,000.
The quake caused panic among the inhabitants of western Celibus, and in 2018 the island had already fled to a higher level following the earthquake.
Roads exploded, and several buildings collapsed, including the governor’s office and hospital. Hospitalized ”The 28-year-old witness who lives in Mamuju said.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake, measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, struck at 7:18 p.m. The epicenter was reported 36 kilometers south of Mamuju at a depth of 18 kilometers, according to USGS. Landslides following the quake cut off access to major roads in the province.
5.8 tremors were felt until Thursday without causing significant damage. The Indonesian archipelago is located in the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, a region of high seismic activity.
The Pali region of Celeb Sevens was already hit by a devastating tsunami following a magnitude 7.5 earthquake in September 2018. The disaster left more than 4,300 dead, missing and 170,000 displaced.
In 2004, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra triggered a tsunami. 220,000 people died in Indonesia, including 170,000.