Strong earthquake rocks eastern Indonesia
A strong undersea earthquake has hit eastern Indonesia, but there are no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake has hit eastern Indonesia, but there are no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.3-magnitude quake struck Tuesday evening about 110 kilometers (68 miles) off Tobelo, a coastal town on Halmahera Island in North Maluku province. It says the quake was centered about 63 kilometers (39 miles) beneath the sea.
The Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the quake was unlikely to trigger a tsunami.
Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago nation with 240 million people, is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.
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Really, The "Associated Press", Please check your facts before you look silly again.
1. Indonesia boarders in the Indian Ocean
2. The ring of fire IS around the Pacific Ocean but there is no INDIAN OCEAN INVOLVED
2a. The plates your trying to connect are the INDO ASIAN PLATES - THERE's MORE than one.
3. The term "Indo" in Indonesia denotes INDUS and the INDIAN OCEAN
LOOK IT UP
I was just watching last night the videos of horror from last one that rocked that place on xmas day few years ago
But what got me going is one americal lady said that its the act of terrorist - how stupid can you get
Back then people just walked on beaches after the first wave came in and went back. In the background you can see a masive wave coming in the second one and people are just walking on beach and collecting shells and then wam they all get wiped out like little ants.
remember 260,000 people died all over the area that day
As in the movie Appocolypse Now when Marlon Brando at the end said as he was duying ;Horror, the Horror"
Same here lets play nothing like that happens again
Indonesia has been rocking for the past couple of weeks as well as pretty much the entirety of the Pacific. There have been dozens of 5. and above quakes all over the world during this same time. Don't get me wrong, quakes, lots of them happen every single day but it is kind of unusual to see so many moderate quakes in such a condensed period.
I'm gonna go with sunspots even thought scientists haven't actually been able to connect the two events. While correlation does not equal causation it does sometimes make you go "Hmmmm?".