At least 20 aftershocks have been recorded after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province on Friday afternoon.
"According to BMKG monitoring, until 21:00 Western Indonesia Time (WIB), some 20 aftershocks have occurred in various magnitudes," Xinhua quoted the Chairperson of Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) as saying.
A tsunami alert had been sounded following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the region, which is still reeling in the aftermath from September's dual earthquakes and tsunami which claimed a staggering 4,340 lives.
In December 2004, a devastating 9.1 magnitude quake off the Sumatra island triggered strong tsunami waves in the Indian Ocean, killing over two lakh people in dozens of countries, including India and Sri Lanka.
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