Hanoi (VNA) – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake shook Minahasa, Sulawesi, central Indonesia at 7:00 GMT on September 28, according to the United State Geological Survey.

The epicentre, with the depth of 18 km, was initially recorded at 0.3976 degrees south latitude and 119.7631 degrees east longitude.

There was no immediate report of the death toll or damage caused by the quake. The Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia said the quake is not likely to trigger a tsunami.

Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and many of the world's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.

A number of deadly earthquakes rocked Indonesia's Lombok Island recently, killing at least 555 people.

In 2004, a tsunami triggered by a 9.3-magnitude undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in western Indonesia killed 220,000 people in countries around the Indian Ocean, including 168,000 in Indonesia.

Most recently, an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the coast of East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia a month ago. It struck at a shallow depth of eight kilometres, about 100 kilometres southeast of Kupang – the province’s capital city. –VNA