A collection of highly effective and shallow earthquakes have shaken a sparsely populated island chain in japanese Indonesia
ByThe Related Press
November 8, 2023, 2:29 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia — A collection of highly effective and shallow earthquakes shook a sparsely populated island chain in japanese Indonesia on Wednesday. There have been no rapid experiences of injury or casualties.
The U.S. Geological Survey stated a magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit an space 341 kilometers (211 miles) southwest of Tual, a coastal city in Maluku province, at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).
It was adopted by one other 7.0 magnitude quake in the identical space and two 5.1 magnitude aftershocks, the USGS stated.
Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Company stated there was no hazard of a tsunami however warned of doable aftershocks.
Villagers within the Tanimbar Islands reported sturdy tremors for a couple of minutes however there was no panic, the Nationwide Catastrophe Mitigation Company’s spokesperson Abul Muhari stated in a press release.
He stated the epicenter of the quakes was within the Banda Sea close to the Tanimbar Islands, with a inhabitants of about 127,000.
The nation of greater than 270 million folks is regularly struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis due to its location on the arc of volcanoes and fault strains within the Pacific Basin referred to as the “Ring of Fireplace.”
In 2004, a 9.1 magnitude Indian Ocean quake set off a tsunami that killed greater than 230,000 folks in a dozen international locations, most of them in Indonesia’s Aceh province.