Strong shaking was reported in Majene and the provincial capital Mamuju for at least seconds. It was preceded by a foreshock measuring 5. Widespread damage was reported throughout 4 out of 5 regencies in the province. More than 6, structures were damaged or destroyed in region. Officials estimated that the earthquake caused damages amounting to Rp
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