03:48 GMT19 January 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Indonesia's Sulawesi island registered a magnitude 5.7 earthquake on Thursday, the European‑Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.

    The earthquake hit the island at 06:35 GMT. According to the EMSC, the epicentre was located at a depth of 30 kilometres (18.6 miles), 35 kilometres south-east of the city of Mamuju.

    Though no official information on damage or injuries has been reported so far, some Twitter users post videos of destroyed structures.

    ​Just two days ago, Indonesia's Irian Jaya was hit by another 5.7-magnitude earthquake.

    ​The country is situated in the so-called Ring of Fire, a region around much of the rim of the Pacific Ocean with high volcanic activity, and is frequently hit by earthquakes.

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