Quakes shake eastern Indonesia; no tsunami

Indonesia lies within the Pacific’s "Ring of Fire," where tectonic plates collide and cause frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

Quakes shake eastern Indonesia; no tsunami

World Bulletin/News Desk

Two earthquakes, measuring 5.1 and 5.2 on the Richter Scale, have struck eastern Indonesia, but no casualties or tsunami wave have been reported.

According to the country's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics agency, a 5.1 magnitude quake occurred Saturday at 11.40 (7.40 Turkish time) in Sumatra's Talaud archipelago in the Pacific at a depth of 172 kilometers.

An earlier quake occurred in the area Friday night at a depth of 42 kilometers. 

Budi Nurgianto, who lives on Ternate island in the country's east, told The Anadolu Agency Saturday that she was at home when the quake hit and it shook the house for around 60 seconds.

Indonesia lies within the Pacific’s "Ring of Fire," where tectonic plates collide and cause frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

On December 26, 2004, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake struck the eastern coast of Sumatra, causing a tsunami that killed around 230,000 people as it tore along the coasts of Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Ekim 2014, 13:16

Muhammed Öylek

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