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6-magnitude quake strikes Indonesian island

6-magnitude quake strikes Indonesian island

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PALU, Oct. 1, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Rescue members work at a collapsed hotel in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Oct. 1, 2018. Over 1,203 people were killed in Palu, Donggala district, Parigi Mountong district and North Mamuju district, according to the Disaster Management Institute of Indonesia, Care for Humanity and the Humanity Data Center. (Xinhua/Iqbal Lubis/IANS)
PALU, Oct. 1, 2018 (Xinhua) -- People holding their children pass debris of landslide after the earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Oct. 1, 2018. Over 1,203 people were killed in Palu, Donggala district, Parigi Mountong district and North Mamuju district, according to the Disaster Management Institute of Indonesia, Care for Humanity and the Humanity Data Center. (Xinhua/Agung Kuncahya B./IANS)
PALU, Oct. 1, 2018 (Xinhua) -- People holding their children pass debris of landslide after the earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Oct. 1, 2018. Over 1,203 people were killed in Palu, Donggala district, Parigi Mountong district and North Mamuju district, according to the Disaster Management Institute of Indonesia, Care for Humanity and the Humanity Data Center. (Xinhua/Agung Kuncahya B./IANS)
PALU, Oct. 1, 2018 (Xinhua) -- People drive past debris of landslide after the earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Oct. 1, 2018. Over 1,203 people were killed in Palu, Donggala district, Parigi Mountong district and North Mamuju district, according to the Disaster Management Institute of Indonesia, Care for Humanity and the Humanity Data Center. (Xinhua/Agung Kuncahya B./IANS)
PALU, Oct. 1, 2018 (Xinhua) -- People drive past debris of landslide after the earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Oct. 1, 2018. Over 1,203 people were killed in Palu, Donggala district, Parigi Mountong district and North Mamuju district, according to the Disaster Management Institute of Indonesia, Care for Humanity and the Humanity Data Center. (Xinhua/Agung Kuncahya B./IANS)
Jakarta, Oct 2 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Sumba island of Indonesia on Tuesday, barely four days after a 7.5 magnitude quake hit its Sulawesi island triggering a tsunami and killing nearly 900 people.
No tsunami alert was issued on Tuesday and there was no report of damages so far, an official said. The meteorology and geophysics agency said the quake hit at 7.16 a.m. at a depth of 10 km under the seabed with its epicentre 66 km southwest Sumba Timur. Spokesman of the national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Xinhua that the quake triggered panic but did not result in damages. Indonesia sits on a vulnerable quake-stricken areas called the Pacific Ring of Fire, making it prone to earthquakes. --IANS in/

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