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Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), Indonesian Disaster management Authority (BNPB)
A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 occurred in Majene, West Sulawesi Province, on Friday 15 January 2021 at 1:28:17 Western Indonesia Time (or 02.28 WITA, local Indonesia time). The epicenter was located at 2.98 South Latitude and 118.94 East Longitude (or 6 km northeast of Majene-Sulbar). The earthquake did not trigger tsunami warning. According to BMKG, the EQ was a type of shallow earthquake that occurred due to local fault activity. Monitoring results show there was one foreshock (M 3.1) and six aftershocks with a maximum magnitude of 4.1. The earthquake was felt for about 5-7 seconds quite strongly in Majene district and Polewali district, causing the local community to panic. There are three districts impacted, Majene Mamuju and Polewali Mandar, with the first two experiencing the most damage. Initial assessments have confirmed that 8 people in Majene and a further 26 in Mamuju have died from the earthquake and a further 637 people have been injured. About 15,000 people have been displaced to 10 evacuation points in Majene.
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