Even as Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi recuperates after a devastating 7.4-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the region, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Blitar in East Java on Monday.
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) recorded the earthquake in the early hours of Monday, The Jakarta Post reports. According to the BMKG, the quake occurred at a depth of 10 km and is considering a minor one.
BMKG tweeted that the epicenter was located 97 km from the southwestern part of Blitar.
On Friday, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake preceded and followed by a number of shallow quakes shook Donggala regency and the city of Palu in Central Sulawesi, killing over 800 people and injuring many, besides rendering thousands homeless.