Quake strikes off central Indonesia


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  • Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020

JAKARTA: An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale rocked North Sulawesi province in central Indonesia, but no tsunami warning was issued, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

The quake struck at 23.58pm on Sunday with the epicentre at 64km south-west Bolaang Mongondow Selatan district of the province and at a depth of 95km under the sea bed, the agency said.

The quake did not potentially trigger tsunami, it said.

The intensity of the quake was felt at IV to V MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) in Luwuk of nearby Central Sulawesi province and II to III MMI in Manado, capital of North Sulawesi province, Bitung, and Kotamobagu of the province, nearby Gorontalo province and Malili of nearby South Sulawesi province, it said.

Indonesia is frequently hit by quakes as it sits on a seismically-active zone called the “Pacific Ring of Fire”. — Xinhua

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