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Strong earthquake shakes western Indonesia; no tsunami alert

No tsunami warning was issued by the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency and no casualties were immediately reported.

Published: 10th February 2021 08:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th February 2021 08:35 PM   |  A+A-

Earthquake

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By Associated Press

JAKARTA: A strong undersea earthquake shook western Indonesia on Wednesday, but no injuries were immediately reported.

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.2 quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) and was centered 217 kilometers (135 miles) south-southwest of Bengkulu city in Bengkulu province on the southwestern side of Sumatra island.

No tsunami warning was issued by the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency and no casualties were immediately reported.

Indonesia, a vast archipelago of 271 million people, is frequently struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis because of its location on the "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.



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