May 31, 2020

An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 degrees shakes an island east of Indonesia

A magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck the north of the Moluccan Islands in Indonesia on Sunday, but the Indonesian authorities have not yet reported any casualties or property damage.

The earthquake occurred at 18.10 local time (09.10 GMT) 152 kilometers southeast of the city of Sofifi, reported the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which records seismic activity worldwide.

The earthquake occurred on the island of Halmahera, 2,400 kilometers southeast of Jakarta, and its epicenter was located about 10 kilometers deep.

Located in the belt of fire of the Pacific and located on faults in the earth crust, Indonesia registers about 7,000 tremors a year, although the great majority of little intensity. ind-raa / msr

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