Magnitude 6 Quake Hits Indonesia

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Jakarta: An Earthquake has hit Sumba, Indonesia, just days after a series of tremors caused a devastating tsunami which killed at least 844 people.The quake measured 6.0 on the Richter Scale, the US Geological Survey has reported.

An earthquake of magnitude 6 is classed as strong, which means it can cause extensive damage to buildings and residential areas. The earthquake’s arrival is just days after a calamitous tsunami tore through the country last week on the Sulawesi island. The USGS has issued no immediate tsunami alerts.

Indonesia is located in the Ring of Fire region, one of the worst affected areas by earthquakes in the world. It is home to 452 volcanoes, oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, volcanic belts, and tectonic plate movements.