9 Oct 2018

5.1 earthquake hits already devastated Indonesian island

4:11 pm on 9 October 2018

A fresh earthquake has been reported on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Recording earthquake information

Recording earthquake information Photo: 123rf

The 5.1 magnitude quake was centred 13 kilometres east of Palu and was just ten kilometres deep.

No tsunami warning has been issued.

Much of Palu and its surrounding region are in ruins after a devastating 7.5 quake and tsunami ten days ago.

The death toll from the disaster stands at more than 1,900 but up to 5000 are still missing.

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