An earthquake hit the Banda Sea region in Indonesia on Wednesday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported. It had a magnitude of 6.9.
A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 was recorded on Wednesday in the Banda Sea, the western part of the Pacific Ocean, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), it had a magnitude of 7.1.
The quake was recorded 370 kilometers southeast of the Indonesian island of Ambon and had a depth of 146 kilometers, the EMSC said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PWTC) reported that the tremors did not cause a tsunami risk.
Indonesia is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, a zone of high seismic activity, which means that the country experiences relatively frequent strong earthquakes.
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