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Canada The Indonesia again shaken by an earthquake, seven victims

22:45  10 april  2021
22:45  10 april  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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L A main island of Indonesia , Java, was shouted again Saturday by an earthquake, magnitude 6, causing the Death of at least seven people in the Malang region (East), according to the last assessment announced by the authorities.

The epicenter of the earthquake, which took place in the afternoon, was detected 45 kilometers from Malang, an agglomeration of nearly three million inhabitants.

The earthquake, recorded at a depth of 82 km, has resulted in significant damage on hundreds of homes and many public buildings.

"According to the latest information, seven people have found death, two have been seriously injured and ten others have to deplore less serious injuries," detailed the spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency, Raditya Jati.

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Several villages in the areas were also evacuated, he added.

Diffused images showed a collapsed ceiling in a hospital as well as debris on the floor of the local parliament in Blitar, southwest of Malang.

"I had just finished praying and was changing myself when suddenly everything started to tremble," said AFP one of his inhabitants, Ida Magfiroh, "it was strong enough And lasted rather long. Everything swung ".

After the hurricane

This new natural disaster occurs while the country drank its wounds after a violent hurricane that struck the east of the archipelago in the week, making more than 200 dead.

Indonesia is regularly facing earthquakes or volcanic eruptions, due to its position on the "Firebelt" of the Pacific, where the tectonic plates collide.

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In 2018, the island of Lombok and the neighboring island of Sumbawa had been struck by a violent earthquake, resulting in the death of more than 550 people.

The same year, another earthquake of a magnitude of 7.5 had provoked a tsunami who had struck Palu, on the island of Sulawesi, causing death or the disappearance of 4,300 people.

The island of Java had been affected by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in 2006, near the city of Yogyakarta (center), causing about 6,000 deaths and tens of thousands of wounded.

A year earlier, a magnitude earthquake 8.7 striking the Sumatra coast, regularly affected, killed more than 900 people, doing 6,000 wounded.

But the country remains marked by the earthquake of 26 December 2004 of a magnitude of 9.1 off the coast of Sumatra, causing an important tsunami which resulted in the death of 220,000 people throughout the region, for about 170,000. For Indonesia alone.

This is one of the most deadly natural disasters ever recorded.

10/04/2021 17:02:16 - Jakarta (AFP) - © 2021 AFP

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