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.