Earthquake of 5.7-magnitude jolts Indonesia

Indonesia has been jolted by strong tremors on June 10. An earthquake of 5.7-magnitude hit the western province of Bengkulu in Indonesia.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency  confirmed that the quake rocked at 11:35 a.m. Jakarta time (0435 GMT), with the epicentre at 28 km southwest of Mukomuko district, and the depth at 24 km under the seabed. The Agency didn’t issue any tsunami warning as the quake was incapable of tsunami.

Indonesia falls in the Pacific Ring of Fire that is a quake-prone zone, frequently hit by tremors and sometimes the tremors is accompanied by tsunami.

Photo Credit : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bengkulu_City_and_Fort_Marlborough.jpg

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