6.2-magnitude earthquake hits central Indonesia

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits central Indonesia

Jakarta, Mar 14 : An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck off North Sulawesi province in central Indonesia early Thursday, the country’s meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said.

The epicenter of the quake was located 128 km southeast of East Bolaang Mongondow Regency with a depth of 10 km under the seabed, the agency said.

The quake struck at 01:56 a.m. Jakarta time Thursday (1856 GMT Wednesday), according to the agency.

The agency did not issue a tsunami warning as the tremors would not trigger giant waves.

Indonesia, an archipelagic country, is prone to earthquakes due to its position in the vulnerable zone called the Pacific Ring of Fire.


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