Several people were killed in strong earthquake that hit Indonesia. The earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude on the Richter Scale jolted Sulawesi island in Indonesia on Friday at 1 am. Seven people were killed and hundreds of people were injured in the quake. The epicentre of the earthquake was six kilometers northeast of Majene city at a depth of 10 kilometers.
As per government agencies many houses and buildings were damaged in the earthquake. Damaged buildings include two hotels, the governor’s office and a mall. At least one route into Mamuju had been cut off due to damage to a bridge. On Thursday, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck in the same district damaging several houses.
Indonesia which is situated in the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ is regularly hit by earthquakes.