The quake’s epicentre was located at 2.5 degree southern latitude, and 121.43 degree eastern longitude, 30 km northeast of North Luwu, and at a depth of 10 km. (Photo: Jakarta Post)

Jakarta (VNA) - An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale jolted East Luwu district in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province on early dawn of March 5, but it did not have potential to trigger a tsunami.

The quake’s epicentre was located at 2.5 degree southern latitude, and 121.43 degree eastern longitude, 30 km northeast of North Luwu, and at a depth of 10 km, according to the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency.

Earlier, a tremor of 4.0 magnitude hit South Manokwari, West Papua province, on March 4.

Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and a large portion of the world’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur. 

In 2004, a big earthquake off the northern Indonesian island of Sumatra triggered a tsunami across the Indian Ocean, killing 220,000 people in 13 countries, including more than 168,000 in Indonesia.-VNA