Jakarta, June 12 (QNA) - An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale rocked today the southern coast of Terengalik district in East Java province in Indonesia.
According to Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), the earthquake occurred at a depth of 103 kilometers below sea level, with its epicenter at 8.60 degrees south latitude and 111.41 degrees east longitude.
The authority ruled out the occurrence of tsunami waves, as a result of the earthquake.
Indonesia is regularly exposed to earthquakes, because it is located on the Pacific belt known as the "Ring of Fire", where many tectonic plates meet and cause frequent volcanic and seismic activity.
In 2004, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake struck the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, causing a tsunami that killed 220,000 people across the region, including about 170,000 people in Indonesia. (QNA)
12 June 2022
Earthquake Jolts East Java Province in Indonesia
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