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6.1 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

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quake strikes Indonesia
The quake affected Manado, a coastal town on the island of Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia, on Saturday morning. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake had a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale.

The epicenter was reported below the ground, at a depth of 68 km, near the city of Manado, according to a statement from the United States Geological Survey. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

The death toll from Saturday's quake in Indonesia has not yet been determined.

Due to its location in the ‘Ring of Fire’ area of ​​the Pacific Ocean, moderate to large earthquakes are almost a regular occurrence in Indonesia. The area has been named ‘Ring of Fire’ due to the frequent displacement of underground tectonic plates. Areas of Southeast Asia, bordering the Pacific Ocean, starting in Japan, fall within this 'Ring of Fire'.

In January of this year, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook the coastal town of Mamuzu on the island of Sulawesi. The quake killed hundreds of people; More than a thousand became homeless.

Earlier in 2018, more than 4,300 people went missing on the islands of Sulawesi and Palu in a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami.

In the same year, two consecutive earthquakes on the Indonesian island of Lombok killed more than 550 people in Holiday and its two adjoining islands, Holiday and Sambawa.

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