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Shallow 5.1-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Sulawesi

Shallow 5.1-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Sulawesi

The quake struck 11 kilometres east of Mamasa in west Sulawesi, according to US Geological Survey.

JAKARTA: A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Tuesday (Nov 6), the US Geological Survey said.

The quake struck 11 kilometres east of Mamasa in west Sulawesi at 2.35am (18:35 GMT), according to USGS. No tsunami warning was issued.

It comes after a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami razed swathes of the city of Palu on Sulawesi island on Sep 28.

The disaster killed more than 2,000 people and displaced more than 220,000.

READ: Indonesians step up search for quake victims as toll exceeds 2,000

Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and many of the world's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.

Source: AFP/de

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