Jakarta, September 19: Indonesia has been struck by two earthquakes within an hour. The first earthquake, measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale, Java island on Thursday. The second earthquake of the same intensity struck Indonesia's Bali island, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). Quake Shakes Some Indonesian Islands, Damages Temple in Bali.
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So far, no reports of damage or casualties have been reported from the southeast Asian country. Indonesia, home to more than 260 million people, is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to its location along the Pacific "Ring of Fire".
European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre's Tweet on Earthquakes in Indonesia:
Two magnitude 6.1 earthquakes in Indonesia in the last hour, clearly visible on our short period seismograph network from Queensland to Tasmania pic.twitter.com/ByU6gaUKQZ
— Seismology Centre (@AusQuake) September 19, 2019
In March this year, four people were killed after an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hit off Java island. The powerful quake had damaged more than 200 houses, swaying buildings as far away as the capital.