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6.0 Magnitude Earthquake on Indonesia: US Geological Survey

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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.

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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.

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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.

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earthquake struck Indonesia - wikifeed


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.

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earthquake struck Indonesia - wikifeed

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.

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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.

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