According to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.1
The center was in the ocean 65 kilometers south-southeast of Gorontalo.
Jakarta, Strong tremors were felt in eastern Indonesia on Wednesday. However, there is no news of serious loss of life or property. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.1 and its epicenter was 65 km south-southeast of Gorontalo at a depth of 147 km in the ocean. Tremors were felt in the provinces of Gorontalo, North Sulawesi, North Maluku and Central Sulawesi.
The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency has not issued any tsunami warnings. Due to Indonesia’s position on the “Ring of Fire” in the Pacific Ocean, the risk of earthquakes is high here.
At least 331 people were killed and around 600 were injured when a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the town of Cianjur in West Java on November 21. Previously, around 4,340 people were killed in the 2018 earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi. Meanwhile, in 2004, a tsunami caused by an extremely powerful earthquake in the Indian Ocean killed more than 2,30,000 people in a dozen countries, most of whom were from Aceh province in Indonesia. .
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