Shakemap of the 2018 Sulawesi earthquake.

An earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi killing at least 10 people and injuring more than 200 after buildings collapsed and emergency teams were looking for survivors.

– a huge, shallow quake struck just after midnight on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, causing landslides and driving people out of their homes in the dark at night.

The centre of the quake was located 36 kilometres south of the Mamuju district of west Sulawesi province at a depth of 18 kilometres (11 miles), according to the US Geological Survey.

Shots showing a little girl trapped in the rubble of her home crying out for help said her mother was alive but unable to free herself.

The secretary of the West Sulawesi government Muhammad Idris told TVOne that the governor’s office in the provincial capital of Mamuju collapsed and a huge number of people were still trapped there.

Sirajuddin, who did not want to be named, said at least 218 people have so far escaped injury because more than 300 homes and structures were damaged, including a hospital, health wards, hotels and offices.

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