6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Sulawesi, Indonesia: 4 injured

(Aug 18, 2012) A magnitude 6.3 Earthquake has hit Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province, the US Geological Survey said, sending terrified residents fleeing into the streets. An earthquake registering magnitude 6.3 rocked a northern Indonesian island on Saturday as residents were ending their fast on the final day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, officials said. There were reports of at least two injuries but no tsunami warning was issued. The U.S. Geological Survey said the late-afternoon quake struck 56 kilometers (35 miles) southeast of Palu city on Sulawesi Island at a depth of 19.9 kilometers (12.4 miles).

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