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Indonesian Quake Sparks Brief Panic April 29, 2011
Quake Map of Sulawesi
A powerful and shallow earthquake sent residents and tourists on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island fleeing outside Monday morning as windows shattered and walls cracked during the shaking.

The epicenter of the 6.2 magnitude quake was beneath the southeastern tip of the island, which eliminated any threat of a tsunami, according to Indonesian seismologists.

While numerous homes sustained damage from the shaking, there were no reports of significant injuries or fatalities.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 7:07 a.m. local time about 45 miles south-southeast of Kendari, the capital of South East Sulawesi Province.

The relatively shallow depth of only 6 miles was responsible for the surface shaking and extent of damage, according to officials.