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7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Central Sulawesi


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A stronger earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter magnitude scale rocked Central Sulawesi shortly after a 6.0-magnitude quake killed one and injured at least 10 people in Donggala, Central Sulawesi, on Friday afternoon.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) had issued but quickly revoked a tsunami warning after the strong earthquake occurred at 5:02 p.m. Jakarta time, only a few hours after the first earthquake.

The USGS website shows a 7.5-magnitude quake.

National and Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a release on Friday that the quake hit the area about 27 kilometers north east of Donggala, at a depth of 10 km.

The earthquake was larger in magnitude than the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake, which measured 6.4 in magnitude, and the recent 7.0-magnitude Lombok earthquake in August. (evi)

Source : http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/09/28/breaking-fresh-7-7-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-central-sulawesi.html
 

We take deep condolences for the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Palu and Donggala. We pray for the best for the people of Palu and will be ready to support.

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