A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocked off Central Sulawesi province in Indonesia yesterday, but did not trigger giant waves, the country’s meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said.
The quake happened at 21:43 local time (1443 GMT), with its epicentre at 49 km north-west of Donggala Regency, and a depth of 20 km under the seabed.
The tremors of the earthquake did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami, the agency said.
However, they let residents of two villages situated in coastal areas of the regency to flee, said Muhammad Fikri, an official of data and information centre of the provincial disaster management and mitigation agency.
“More than 1,000 villagers escaped from the coastal areas, for fear of possible aftershocks,” he said, adding, electricity was cut off, and telecommunication was disrupted
Source: Nam News Network