Violent 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shook Indonesia Monday

Indonesia EarthquakeA violent 6.1 magnitude earthquake just shook 75 miles from Luwuk, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia. Clearly this quake was felt as we’re getting a rapped response from those affecting on the Island

Grace Darken responded on her twitter @gracelace, “We are on a random island… Thank f*** it hasn’t caused a tsunami #worstfear.”

Associated Press has already put out a report that there have been no immediate indication of damage or casualties.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 119 kilometers (74 miles) northeast of Luwuk, in Central Sulawesi province, at a depth of 18.5 kilometers (11.5 miles). No tsunami warning was issued.

The largest of the group of Islands in the Aegean, Indonesia is prone to earthquake due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

Last Monday the Island was hit with a 7.2 quake according to USGS reports. Fortunately, the quake struck off the coast of one of the Indonesian islands, not on the heavily populated archipelago.

We just received a picture of Bunaken, Sulawesi, Indonesia and children fishing on the reef with Manado Tua in the background.

Following the quake, I spoke to @_fahla using my twitter accound. Interestingly, she has on her profile page: “Life doesn’t get easier, u just get stronger #living on ä prayer ..@ Manutd_FC. . ★ Rock Never Dies.” Obviously, she has her priorities in order.

Another interesting tweet came from @millay_loren, “Either totally losing it due to sickness. Or there was a slight earthquake a few minutes ago.”

In all of the commotion @adridrana05 was not up to taking.

Interestingly @UtdMindtalkIndo would later tweet, “friends welcome this tweet, we just had a 6.1 earthquake in Indonesia, I am working on the translations”

It looks to be very localised as all the I Have seen are reports coming from the tip of the Island

NO official report from Phivolcs that an earthquake occurred. In case of weak earthquakes, this can take a little time. Reports from our readers tell us that the shaking lasted only a few seconds, but that it felt like very strong.

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