A deadly 5.6 earthquake in Indonesia has claimed more than 260 lives, according to the latest media reports. Rescue workers continue to search damaged areas for the missing.
More than 1,000 people were injured and at least 150 unaccounted for following the Nov. 21 quake. According to the latest report, more than 13,000 people have been displaced from the damage. Southern Baptists in the area are assessing needs.
‘Ring of fire’
With a population of 270 million people, the Associated Press reported, the country is often impacted by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis due to its location on the arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. This area is known as the “Ring of Fire.”
Earlier this year, a 6.2 earthquake struck the West Sumatra province and claimed the lives of 25 people, AP reported. More than 460 were reportedly injured.