6.3 quake hits Indonesia
- Published: 18 Aug 2012 at 18.08
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A powerful 6.3-magnitude quake shook Indonesia's central Sulawesi province on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, sending terrified residents fleeing into the streets.
The quake struck on land 56 kilometres (35 miles) southeast of the city of Palu at around 5:40 pm (0940 GMT) at a depth of 20 kilometres.
Residents near the epicentre in central Sulawesi districts of Parigi Moutong and Sigi reported around 15 seconds of violent shaking, with panicked residents running from their homes.
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