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Quake toll at 56 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters | Asia Information

2021-01-17 07:58:19

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On this image taken on January 16, 2021, lava is seen throughout an eruption of Mount Semeru in Lumajang, East Java.
(AGUS HARIANTO / Newpaper24)

JAKARTA – Not less than 56 individuals have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the catastrophe mitigation company (BNPB) mentioned on Sunday, the most recent in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian nation.

Greater than 820 individuals have been injured and about 15,000 left their properties after the 6.2 magnitude quake, the BNPB mentioned. Some sought refuge within the mountains, whereas others went to cramped evacuation centres, witnesses mentioned.

Greater than 820 individuals have been injured and about 15,000 left their properties after the 6.2 magnitude quake, Indonesia’s catastrophe mitigation company mentioned. Some sought refuge within the mountains, whereas others went to cramped evacuation centres, witnesses mentioned

Dwikorita Karnawati, the pinnacle of Indonesia’s meteorological, climatology and geophysical company (BMKG), has mentioned that one other quake within the area may doubtlessly set off a tsunami.

Straddling the so-called Pacific Ring of Fireplace, Indonesia is repeatedly hit by earthquakes. In 2018, a devastating 6.2-magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami struck town of Palu, in Sulawesi, killing hundreds.

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Simply two weeks into the brand new 12 months, the world’s fourth-most populous nation is once more battling a number of disasters.

Floods in North Sulawesi and South Kalimantan province every have killed at the very least 5 this month, whereas landslides in West Java province have killed at the very least 28, authorities mentioned.

On Jan 9, a Sriwijaya Air jet crashed into the Java Sea with 62 onboard.

East Java’s Semeru mountain erupted late on Saturday, however there have been no studies of casualties or evacuations.

READ MORE: Indonesian plane feared to have crashed with 62 aboard

Dwikorita mentioned excessive climate and different “multi-dangers” of hydrometeorology are forecast within the coming weeks.

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