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Deep 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia


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A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 jolted Indonesia's Gorontalo province on Wednesday, with no damages or casualties reported, the weather bureau said.

The bureau said that the quake occurred at 7.34am with the epicentre situated at 69km southeast of Bone Bolango district and with a depth of 138km under the seabed, reports Xinhua news agency.

The quake did not cause damages or casualties in the provinces, said a bureau spokesperson.


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"There were no preliminary reports of buildings or houses destroyed, or residents injured due to the quake."

Indonesia, a vast archipelago and a home of more than 270 million people, is frequently hit by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions because of its location on the "Ring of Fire,” an arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Basin.

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake on Nov. 21 killed at least 331 people in West Java. It was the deadliest in Indonesia since a 2018 quake and tsunami in Sulawesi killed about 4,340 people.

In 2004, an extremely powerful Indian Ocean quake set off a tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in a dozen countries, most of them in Indonesia’s Aceh province.



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