Residents flee as Indonesia earthquake kills at least seven people


Residents flee after an earthquake hit Indonesia killing at least seven people and injured hundreds more this morning (Jan 15).

The 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck six kilometres (3.7 miles) northeast of the city of Majene in Sulawesi island and at a depth of 10 kilometres (6.2miles) at around 1 am local time.

Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said large numbers of buildings had been damaged and thousands of locals had fled to safety.

Many of the injured people were in the city of Majene in Sulbar province.

Residents said the earthquake was felt strongly shaking buildings for around seven seconds. There was no tsunami warning.