ANKI, Indonesia — Four people have died after a powerful earthquake rocked central Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province, authorities said Saturday.
The quake, which struck at about 11:30 a.m. local time (11:30 p.m., Friday), was felt as far away as Jakarta, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The death toll from the earthquake was not immediately known.
The earthquake hit the region just west of the Indonesian capital, where hundreds of thousands of people have been relocated to avoid landslides and landslides triggered by previous quakes.
Rescue teams are using a remote-controlled vehicle to move people away from the epicenter of the quake.
Rising water and landsliding are the main hazards to rescue workers in Indonesia.
In a statement, the agency said the quake was felt by hundreds of kilometers (miles) away from where it struck.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.