5.7-magnitude earthquake hits central Indonesia

(Xinhua) 16:26, August 18, 2022

JAKARTA, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- A 5.7-magnitude earthquake rocked North Sulawesi province in central Indonesia on Thursday, the meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said.

The quake struck at 2:46 p.m. Jakarta time (0746 GMT), with the epicenter at 47 km southeast of Bloaang Mongondow Selatan (South Bolaang Mongondow) district and the depth of 155 km under the seabed, the agency said.

The tremors did not potentially trigger a tsunami. 

(Web editor: Wu Chaolan, Liang Jun)


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