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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

 AFP |

PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 07:19 AM IST

Indonesia experiences frequent quakes due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of intense seismic activity where tectonic plates collide that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.

 

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage. The strong quake hit 258 kilometers (160 miles) northeast of the city of Manado in North Sulawesi at a depth of 68 kilometers.

 

Indonesia experiences frequent quakes due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of intense seismic activity where tectonic plates collide that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.

 

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia's Sulawesi island, the USGS says, but no tsunami warning is issued and there are no immediate reports of damage
The quake hit 258kms northeast of Manado in North Sulawesi at a depth of 68kms pic.twitter.com/l0nsaxExcX

— AFP News Agency (@AFP) July 10, 2021

 

In January, more than 100 people were killed and thousands left homeless by a 6.2-magnitude quake that struck Sulawesi, reducing buildings to a tangled mass of twisted metal and chunks of concrete in the seaside city of Mamuju.

 

A powerful quake shook the island of Lombok in 2018 and several more tremors followed over the next couple of weeks, killing more than 550 people on the holiday island and neighbouring Sumbawa.

 

Later that year, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi island left more than 4,300 people dead or missing.

 

(Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/magnitude-6-1-earthquake-hits-indonesia-no-tsunami-warning-issued-101625881421329.html)