MAMASA, KOMPAS.com – Two earthquakes with a magnitude above 5 again rocked Mamas, West Sulawesi, on Thursday (November 15, 2018) in the morning.
On the basis of the BMKG monitoring report, the first earthquake occurred at 06.05 WIB at 5.5. The Epicenter was 13 kilometers southeast of Mamas, with a depth of 10 kilometers.
Although the second earthquake with 5.0 was WIB 06.31. The epicenter was 12 kilometers northeast of Mamas, with a depth of 10 kilometers.
The earthquake's force and the aftermath of the earthquake center made the earthquake a very powerful Mamasian folk.
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This subsequent earthquake has caused the destruction and bursting of residential houses and public buildings, such as government offices and mamas churches.
The residents of Mamas, who had just returned to their homes overnight from refugee camps, felt that the post-war blows were once again humiliated and scared and scattered from their homes to save themselves.
The Mamas street atmosphere on Thursday morning was filled with a panic atmosphere.
Thousands of people stood on the road and in open areas far from high buildings or electricity stations, fearing collapse of buildings.
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According to eyewitness accounts, the residents resumed scattering on the highway to save themselves and their children.
The people who panicked to escape from the house to save themselves had even a few mothers who had fallen into the hole until their feet were diverted.
Elizabeth, one of the residents, said that he quickly escaped from the house, fearing that the ruins of the building would return to the earthquake. He shook while driving to save himself and his family.
"I think that there is no more earthquake, it turns out, it again makes panic. Citizens are running fast looking at an open space away from buildings and electricity stations," he said.
The earthquake struck also the Mamas refugees, who were still in several places, such as the Mamas Football field. They also reported scattered from the tent. When the first large-scale earthquake shook, the average refugee is still lying.
Until this article was disclosed, the municipality has not reported the latest conditions after the earthquake.
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