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Resident documents damage inside house after strong earthquake hits Indonesia

Many homes and buildings collapsed after an earthquake hit Indonesia on Friday (January 15), killing at least 34 people and injuring hundreds. The roof of Abby Rezha’s house collapsed and her appliances were damaged when it gave way during the terrifying tremors in the town of Mamuju. The 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck six kilometres (3.7 miles) northeast of the city of Majene in Sulawesi island and at a depth of 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) at around 1 am local time. Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said large numbers of buildings had been damaged and thousands of locals had fled to safety. Many of the injured people were in the city of Majene in Sulbar province. Residents said the earthquake was felt strongly shaking buildings for around seven seconds. There was no tsunami warning.

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