According to the US Geophysical Service (USGS), the epicenter was 36 km south of Mamuju, at a depth of 18 km.
To the north of Mageny, dozens of patients and staff were trapped under the rubble of a collapsed hospital. – The hospital was destroyed. Collapsed. A representative of the rescue team told AFP that the patients and hospital staff were trapped under the rubble and that we were about to release them. He estimated the number of people trapped under the rubble at between 10 and 20, but he was unable to confirm whether they were alive.
There are also people under buildings in Mamuju.
“According to the latest information, 26 people have been killed in Mamuju,” said Ali Al-Rahman, head of the local disaster management service. This number may increase (…) many dead buried under the rubble.
Another representative of these services said that eight people had died in another town in Mamuju district.
In 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Off the coast of Celebes Island, a tsunami devastated the Palu region and killed more than 4,300 people.
The biggest tragedy occurred off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004. Huge tsunami waves Then more than 220,000 were killed. People in the countries of the region, including 170 thousand. in Indonesia.
Indonesia is located in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire Area of frequent earthquakes And volcanic eruptions, which consist of a strip of ocean trenches, island arcs, and active volcanoes, which surround the Pacific Ocean almost continuously with a length of about 40,000. How many. There are 452 volcanoes in this region and about 90 percent of them are here. All earthquakes in the world.