Strong earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale, struck the Minahassa Peninsula of Sulawesi at 8.34 am today, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department.

It said in a statement that the epicentre of the quake was 69 kilometres southeast of Gorontalo, Indonesia, at a depth of 146 kilometres.

However, it did not pose a tsunami threat to Malaysia, the statement said. -Bernama