5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes near south coast of Indonesia
02 Aug 2021
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Gulf Today Report
An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck about 203km (126 miles) south west of Nabire, Indonesia on Monday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.
The quake was at a depth of 13 kilometres (7.5 miles), about 180 kilometres northeast of Tual city, Indonesia's easternmost Papua region, according to the United States Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage.
The earthquake was hit at a relatively shallow depth of 12 Shallow quakes tend to do more damage than deep tremors.
Indonesia experiences frequent quakes due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of intense seismic activity where tectonic plates collide that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.