Indonesia Earthquake – Benefit Mankind Emergency Response
At least 34 people were killed and hundreds more injured after a 6.2-magnitute earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Friday, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said.
The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 1.28 a.m. Jakarta time, was six kilometers (3.7 miles) northeast of Majene city at a depth of 10 kilometers (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 neighboring Mamuju area, an additional 26 deaths were reported.
Benefit Mankind teams with partners are on the ground and will be assisting those whos have lost their homes with emergency tents, cooked food, blankets and hygiene kits.