The earthquake struck at around 3.35pm BST (9.35pm local time) and registered 6.6 magnitude. It hit the Sulawesi region in the north of the country at a depth of around 9.4 kilometers – unusually shallow. The USGS estimate up to 200,000 people could have felt “strong” to “very strong” shaking during the quake.
Indonesia is located on the infamous Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics said there was no threat of a tsunami. CONTINUE