At least 34 people were killed and hundreds more injured after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island early Friday.

Iran Press/Asia: The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 1.28 a.m. Jakarta time, was six kilometres (3.7 miles) northeast of Majene city at a depth of 10 kilometres (6.2 miles), according to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency.
In Majene, at least eight people died, 637 were injured and 15,000 residents have been displaced, according to the country's National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB). In the neighbouring Mamuju area, an additional 26 deaths were reported, BNPB said.

Thousands of residents fled their homes to seek safety following the quake, which could be felt strongly for five to seven seconds and damaged at least 300 houses in Majene, BNPB said.
Other buildings have also been badly damaged, including a military command office in Majene, and the Mitra Manakara private hospital, hotels and government buildings in the neighbouring Mamuju area.
Many people are still trapped under collapsed buildings, according to local search and rescue teams.


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