Indonesia experiences frequent quakes on account of its place on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of intense seismic exercise the place tectonic plates collide that stretches from Japan by means of Southeast Asia and throughout the Pacific basin.

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PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 07:19 AM IST

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island Saturday, the United States Geological Survey stated, however no tsunami warning was issued and there have been no fast experiences of harm. The sturdy quake hit 258 kilometers (160 miles) northeast of town of Manado in North Sulawesi at a depth of 68 kilometers.

Indonesia experiences frequent quakes on account of its place on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of intense seismic exercise the place tectonic plates collide that stretches from Japan by means of Southeast Asia and throughout the Pacific basin.

In January, greater than 100 individuals have been killed and 1000’s left homeless by a 6.2-magnitude quake that struck Sulawesi, decreasing buildings to a tangled mass of twisted steel and chunks of concrete within the seaside metropolis of Mamuju.

A strong quake shook the island of Lombok in 2018 and several other extra tremors adopted over the subsequent couple of weeks, killing greater than 550 individuals on the vacation island and neighbouring Sumbawa.

Later that yr, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi island left greater than 4,300 individuals lifeless or lacking.

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