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6.3-Magnitude Quake Rocks Indonesia
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6.3-Magnitude Quake Rocks Indonesia

A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Java on Sunday, but no tsunami warning has been issued or casualties or damage reported. 
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said on its website the tremor occurred at 2:05 p.m. about 150 km from southwest Malang regency, East Java Province, at a depth of 10 km, World Bulletin reported.
Residents of the nearby area rushed onto the streets as the tremor shook their homes, witnesses said.
Malang’s regional disaster management agency had not received reports of damage caused by the earthquake, which was also felt in Yogyakarta Province to the west and Bali Island to the east.
On Saturday, a magnitude-5.7 earthquake had struck 111 km southwest of Ciamis regency, West Java, causing tremors in Yogyakarta and Central Java province to the east. No damage or tsunami threat was reported.
Indonesia, home to 129 active volcanoes, lies within the Pacific’s “Ring of Fire,” where tectonic plates collide and cause frequent seismic and volcanic activity.
In December 2004, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake struck the eastern coast of Sumatra Island, causing a tsunami that killed around 230,000 people as it tore along the coasts of Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

 

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