A portion of western Indonesia has been rattled by an underwater earthquake, although there are no early indications of significant damage or injuries.
Indonesian city of Jakarta On Monday morning, a portion of western Indonesia was shaken by an underwater earthquake, but there were no immediate indications of significant damage or injuries.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 6.2 magnitude earthquake had its epicentre 37 kilometers (23 miles) beneath the surface, 40 kilometers (25 miles) southeast of Singkil, a coastal district in Aceh province.
Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency did not issue a tsunami warning.
Due to its location on the “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin, which is home to more than 270 million people, Indonesia, a huge archipelago, is frequently struck by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
In West Java’s Cianjur city, a magnitude 5.6 earthquake on Nov. 21 left at least 331 people dead and almost 600 injured. Since a quake and tsunami in Sulawesi in 2018 that killed over 4,340 people, it was the deadliest Indonesian incident.
In 2004, a tsunami caused by a devastating earthquake in the Indian Ocean killed more than 230,000 people in a dozen different nations, the most of them in Indonesia’s Aceh province.