Earthquake Of 5.7 Magnitude Hit Indonesia Second Earthquake In A Week


New Delhi: An earthquake of 5.7 magnitude hit Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province on Saturday, the country’s meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency reported.

According to ANI, the quake hit at 14:35 local time (0735 GMT), with the epicentre at 100 km northwest of the Larantuka sub-district of Flores Timur district and a depth of 13 km under the seabed.

However, the tremor did not trigger a tsunami, the agency was reported as saying.

This is the second earthquake in the week, earlier on July 20, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 rocked 46 km southwest of Bengkulu in Indonesia, the US Geological Survey had said, as per ANI.

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The tremor was felt at 2346 GMT and the epicentre, with a depth of 57.17 km, was initially determined to be at 4.1899 degrees south latitude and 102.1095 degrees east longitude, according to the report.

In February, a 6.1-magnitude quake hit Indonesia’s western province of West Sumatra, at least 10 people were killed and about 13,000 others displaced after.

According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, Pasaman district and Pasaman Barat district were the hardest hit by the tremor, 

The number of evacuees had jumped to about 13,000, according to the Operation Unit of the Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency of West Sumatra Province, the displaced people now stay in more than 35 evacuation centres, according to the ANI report. 



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