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6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Indonesia Coast: US Agency

A 6.Zero magnitude earthquake hits the coast of Indonesia’s Java island on Saturday. (Representational)

Jakarta, Indonesia:

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Java island Saturday, the United States Geological Survey mentioned, however no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake hit at a depth of 82 kilometres (50 miles), about 45 kilometres southwest of Malang metropolis in East Java.

There have been no instant stories of casualties, however the temblor shook Malang, a metropolis of a number of million individuals.

“It was pretty strong and went for a long time,” resident Ida Magfiroh advised AFP.

“Everything was swaying.”

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic exercise because of its place on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, the place tectonic plates collide.

In 2018, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi island left greater than 4,300 individuals useless or lacking.

On December 26, 2004, a devastating 9.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra and triggered a tsunami that killed 220,000 all through the area, together with round 170,000 in Indonesia.

It was one of many deadliest pure disasters in recorded historical past.

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