July 23, 2006

Strong quake hits off Indonesia’s Sulawesi coast

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong undersea earthquake struck off
the coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Sunday, a
meteorology and geophysics official said.

Fauzi, the head of the agency's earthquake center, said the
quake, of 6.6 magnitude, was at a depth of 62 km (40 miles)
under the sea and the epicenter was 90 km (60 miles) southeast
of the city of Gorontalo.

The quake comes less than a week after another powerful
undersea earthquake triggered a tsunami on the south coast of
Java island.