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Indonesia: Another 4.2-magitude earthquake shakes West Sulawesi

Christian Fernsby |
Another earthquake, measuring 4.2 magnitude, shook Majene district, West Sulawesi of Indonesia, on January 18, four days after a 5.9-magnitude quake jolted the central province.

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The tremors could be felt in the coastal city of Mamuju.

According to the Indonesia Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the epicentre was at the depth of 10km, and 16km to the east of Majene.

Since January 14, Mamuju and Majene have been repeatedly struck by quakes and subsequent aftershocks.

A 6.2-magnitude quake on January 15 claimed 81 lives and injured more than 820 people. It has also forced about 28,000 people to flee their homes to seek safety.

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