The 6.6-magnitude quake shook the island of Sulawesi at 5:40 p.m. local time Saturday, Voice of America reported.
It struck about 35 miles from the town of Palu at a depth of 12.4 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The USGS considered as low the chances of any damage or death, CNN reported. No tsunami warning was issued.
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