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Indonesia: Powerful quake damages 128 houses

No casualties reported as yet, says emergency authority

Nicky Aulia Widadio   | 05.06.2020
Indonesia: Powerful quake damages 128 houses


As many as 128 houses were damaged in Thursday's powerful earthquake in Indonesia's North Maluku province.

The quake measuring 6.8 rattled Morotai Islands Regency.

The National Disaster Management Agency said these damaged houses were located in six regencies namely South Morotai, East Morotai, Morotai Jaya, South West Morotai and Rao Island.

The agency noted that 11 of the houses were severely damaged, 18 were moderately damaged, while 99 others were slightly damaged.

“There are no reported casualties so far,” said Raditya Jati, a senior official of the the agency in a statement on Friday.

At the same time, the Regional Agency for Disaster Management said the regency is still cumulating emergency cases and damages.

The local agency reported that a number of residents fled to higher ground or their relatives’ houses after the quake.

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