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Strong quake hits off Indonesia's Sulawesi coast

Written by: Staff

Jakarta, Jul 23: A strong undersea earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island today, a meteorology and geophysics official said.

Fauzi, the head of the agency's earthquake centre, said the quake, of 6.6 magnitude, was at a depth of 62 km (40 miles) under the sea and the epicentre was 90 km (60 miles) southeast of the city of Gorontalo.

The quake comes less than a week after another powerful undersea earthquake triggered a tsunami on the south coast of Java island.


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