Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake Shakes Part of Eastern Indonesia

Tuesday 1444/1/18 - 2022/08/16
  • Share on Google+

Jakarta, August 16, 2022, SPA -- An undersea earthquake shook part of eastern Indonesia on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or major damage, the Associated Press reported.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the 5.7-magnitude quake struck about 158 kilometers (98 miles) off Laikit village in North Sulawesi province. It said the quake was centered about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) beneath the sea.
The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency, which put the quake at a 5.9 magnitude and 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) in depth, said the temblor was unlikely to trigger a tsunami.
Indonesia, a vast archipelago of 270 million people, is frequently struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis because of its location on the "Ring of Fire,"‌ an arc of volcanoes and fault lines that arcs the Pacific.
--SPA
11:36 LOCAL TIME 08:36 GMT
0010