An Earthquake in Indonesia

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Indonesia

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale was felt on the Halmahera Island in northern Indonesia. At this stage, there have been no reports of casualties or damage

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale was felt today (Monday) on Halmahera Island in northern Indonesia. According to authorities, the earthquake occurred at a depth of approximately 160 kilometers below the Earth's surface. At this stage, there have been no reports of casualties or damage.

The current event comes two days after the devastating earthquake in Morocco, in which 2,497 people were killed alongside 2,476 others who were injured. This was the strongest earthquake in the country since the beginning of measurements 120 years ago when the earthquake's intensity surprised the region, which usually doesn't experience strong earthquakes.

Rescue teams continue their efforts to locate survivors beneath the rubble in the Marrakech area. However, many believe that the chances of finding additional survivors are low at this stage. Simultaneously, authorities are working to increase assistance to the thousands of injured and the numerous residents who have lost their homes or property in the earthquake.

Despite many countries worldwide, including Israel, offering to send assistance teams, the Moroccan government has so far agreed to accept aid only from four countries: Spain, the United Kingdom, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. It has also been reported that supply deliveries are delayed on their way to the injured, mainly due to roads to many villages still being blocked due to rockslides.

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