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6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia’s Sulawesi

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A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Sulawesi, Indonesia at 14:35 UTC (21:35 local time) on May 29, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.6 km (5.9 miles). Indonesia’s BMKG is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 26.3 km (16.3 miles) NW of Kasiguncu (population 0), 33.8 km (21 miles) WNW of Poso (population 47 110), and 79.2 km (49.2 miles) ESE of Palu (population 282 431), Indonesia.

There are 1 180 648 people living within 100 km (62 miles). 1 100 of them are living within 2 km (1.2 miles).

Some 29 000 people are estimated to have felt very strong shaking.

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