Magnitude 5.8 quake hits Indonesia, no immediate reports of damage or casualties

WION Web Team Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia Mar 28, 2020, 11.36 PM(IST)

File photo: The remains of a building structure stand on a neighbourhood area affected by liquefaction - a process where the ground starts behaving like a liquid due to the September 28, 2018 earthquake in Palu. Photograph:( AFP )

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The quake's epicentre was 105 kilometres (65 miles)south of Palu on the island of Sulawesi, and 40 km (25 miles) below the earth's surface.

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Indonesia on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake's epicentre was 105 kilometres (65 miles)south of Palu on the island of Sulawesi, and 40 km (25 miles) below the earth's surface.

Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency noted on its website that two subsequent earthquakes struck nearby areas in the Central Sulawesi province.

The spokesman for Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Indonesia is situated on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, which is frequently hit by earthquakes that are sometimes accompanied by tsunamis.

(With inputs from Reuters)