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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Strong 6.2-Magnitude Quake Hits Off Indonesian Coast

A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake occurred Thursday off the coast of Indonesia, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
(Source: USGS)
According to the report, the shocks were registered at 17:06 GMT with the epicenter located 72 kilometers (some 45 miles) south-west of the city of Pariaman at the depth of 49.5 kilometers.

No information on casualties or destruction had been received so far, the report said.

Indonesia is located in the so-called Ring of Fire quake zone where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. Hundreds of thousands died in 2004 when a record quake hit the Aceh region, triggering a tsunami.
The deadliest one occurred in late 2016, when at least 97 residents of the Indonesian island of Sumatra died as a result of a 6.5-magnitude quake in Aceh province. (Sputniknews)

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