Hanoi (VNA) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 jolted Indonesia’s eastern province of Maluku on June 16, but did not potentially trigger a tsunami, the Indonesian meteorology and geophysics agency said.
The quake, which hit at 11:43 am (Indonesia time), was centered 67 km southeast Maluku Tengah district with a depth of 10 km.
Indonesia straddles the ” Pacific ring of fire ” with nearly 130 active volcanoes, more than any other country.
In December 2004, a 9.1-magnitude shook Indonesia ’s Sumatra coast, killing 220,000 people, including 170,000 Indonesians.
On January 15, 2021, a 6.2-magnitude quake killed over 90 people, injured more than 820 others and forced about 28,000 people in Majene district and Mamuju city in West Sulawesi province to flee home. Another quake hit the country’s North Sulawesi on January 21.
In April, at least six people were killed after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit its Java island./.