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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

6.6-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia's Sulawesi

island of Sulawesi, quake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi, Sulawesi

island of Sulawesi, quake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi, Sulawesi


 

Jakarta: A shallow, 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit inland on the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Monday, US seismologists said.
 The quake hit at a depth of nine kilometres (six miles) at 10:35 pm (1435 GMT), 80 kilometres southeast of the city of Palu, USGS said.


 "People are panicking here.We are now all gathered outside of our houses," he told AFP.

"The electricity is off here."


 Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

May 30, 201712:02 am