The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.8 quake just before midnight Saturday was centered 64 kilometers northwest of Central Sulawesi province's Pendolo town, at a depth of 10 kilometers.
The 190-metre vessel, carrying nickel ore, was travelling from Halmahera island to Sulawesi island when it sent a distress call shortly before losing radio contact last week.
The national disaster agency says operation to search for the bodies of victims in quake-tsunami zones will stop on Thursday (October 11) as death toll climbs to 1,763. As many as 5,000 people are believed missing.
Eight days after a quake-tsunami disaster erased parts of Palu on Sulawesi island killing 1,649 people, authorities issue fresh public health warning as more decaying corpses are unearthed from beneath the ruined city.
The official death toll from last week's quake and the tsunami it triggered stands at 1,571, but it will certainly rise.
Rescue operations continue on Sulawesi island in Indonesia a week after a devastating earthquake and tsunami last Friday. The death toll is now above 1,500, but that could rise as central areas of the hard-hit island have not yet been reached.
The death toll of at least 1,347 is certain to rise, officials say, as rescuers reach devastated outlying communities hit on Friday by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami waves as high as six metres.
The death toll of at least 1,234 is certain to rise as rescuers reached devastated outlying communities hit on Friday by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami waves as high as six metres.
Quake and tsunami-hit Indonesia starts burying its dead and asks for international help after Friday's disaster left over 800 people dead and displaced tens of thousands.
Many people reported trapped in the rubble of buildings brought down in the 7.5 magnitude earthquake which struck on Friday and triggered tsunami waves as high as six metres, officials say.
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