Earthquake of 6.4 Magnitude Rocks Eastern Indonesia: US Geological Survey

The 6.4 magnitude quake was followed by another 5.6 magnitude earthquake in the region nearby. People described the earthquake as a powerful one which lasted for quite a few seconds.

Published: August 28, 2018 2:53 PM IST

By India.com News Desk

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Singapore: An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude, rocked eastern Indonesia on Tuesday. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said that an earthquake hit 100-kilometre south-east of Kupang on the Indonesian portion of Timor island. However, no casualties, damages or Tsunami warnings have been reported as of now.

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The 6.4 magnitude quake was followed by another 5.6 magnitude earthquake in the region nearby. People described the earthquake as a powerful one which lasted for quite a few seconds.

According to a statement released by spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, local disaster mitigation agency officials are still monitoring the impact of the earthquake. As of now, there are no victims or damage reported.

Earlier, Indonesia’s Lombok island was hit by deadly earthquakes that killed nearly 555 people. Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth. It is also home to the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, where tectonic plates collide and many of the world’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.

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Published Date: August 28, 2018 2:53 PM IST