Strong 6.2-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia (A strong 6.2…
Strong 6.2-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia
A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake
the US Geological Survey
but there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage.
The offshore tremor
at a shallow depth of eight kilometres
The offshore tremor struck at a shallow depth of eight kilometres, about 100 kilometres southeast of Kupang on the Indonesian portion of Timor island
A string of deadly earthquakes
that rocked Indonesia's Lombok island
this summer killed 555 people.
one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth
straddles the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire,"
where tectonic plates collide and many of the world's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.
a tsunami triggered by
a magnitude 9.3 undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra
in western Indonesia killed 220,000 people
in countries around the Indian Ocean,
including 168,000 in Indonesia.