UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake, according to Richter, has hit Indonesia’s west coast today, Anadolu Agency (AA) reports.
The US Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was recorded in the Indian Ocean at a depth of 20 kilometers, about 17 kilometers southwest of Sinabanga, in Aceh province.
Rahmat Triyono, who runs the earthquake and tsunami center at Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, said there is no danger of an earthquake from the earthquake and there are no reports of injuries or damage.
Indonesia, home to over 260 million people, has frequent seismic activity due to its position along the Pacific Fire Ring.
The earthquake and tsunami that struck many countries in 2004, including Indonesia’s Aceh province, claimed the lives of over 230,000 people. In Indonesia alone, 170,000 people lost their lives.
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