6.0 Magnitude Earthquake on Indonesia : US Geological Survey.
The United States Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.0 Earthquake on Indonesia struck at a depth of 43 kilometers.
The capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, was rocked today by a strong earthquake that forced some buildings to be evacuated, but there was no immediate threat of a tsunami and no injuries were reported, a government agency said.
That contrasted with an initial report from Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics agency, which said the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.4 at a depth of 10 kilometers. The epicenter was near the coast, about 130 kilometers southwest of the expanding city.
Indonesia sits on the ‘Ring of Fire’ of the Pacific, where the tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity. At least three people died after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake outside the coastal city of Cipatujah on the island of Java in mid-December. A tremor was felt throughout the densely populated island, causing damage to hundreds of houses and other buildings.
An earthquake struck Indonesia’s western Aceh province in December 2016, killing more than 100 people, injuring many more and leaving tens of thousands homeless.
Aceh was one of the worst hit areas by the devastating 2004 tsunami triggered by a 9.3 magnitude submarine earthquake off the coast of Sumatra.
The wave wall killed 220,000 people in countries around the Indian Ocean, including 168,000 in Indonesia.