Earthquake strikes Indonesia's Sulawesi

The location of the quake. Source: USGS

Indonesia has been hit by another earthquake.

A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake struck 11 kilometres east of Mamasa in west Sulawesi at 2:35 am (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 September 28.

A survivor of last month's Palu quake.
A survivor of last month's Palu quake.

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

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.

Indonesia quake: Tales of survival.
Indonesia quake: Tales of survival.

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