JAKARTA, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- A number of houses in Sigi district and Parigi Mauntong district were damaged after a 6.2- magnitude shallow quake jolted Central Sulawesi of Indonesia on Saturday, local official said.
"The reports I got say that many houses in Sigi district and Parigi Mountong district have been damaged, but we still do not know the exact figure yet," Holi Setiawan, head of the Emergency Unit of the Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency in Central Sulawesi told Xinhua over phone from there.
Identification of the impact of the quake was underway, he said.
The quake struck at 16:41 p.m. Jakarta time (0941 GMT) with the epicenter at 27 km southwest Parigi Mountong of Central Sulawesi and with the depth at 10 km under land, an official of the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency told Xinhua.
The intensity of the quake was felt at 3 to 4 MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) in Palu town of Central Sulawesi, the official said.
The USGS said the quake was 6.6-magnitude. Indonesia is vulnerable on earthquake as it sits on quake-hit zone, the so called "the Pacific Ring of Fire."