Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Earthquake hits Indonesia and Philippines, no tsunami alerts

Earthquakes shake Indonesia, Philippines; no tsunami threat

 JAKARTA: Strong, shallow submerged quakes shook western Indonesia and the Philippine capital area Monday yet no genuine harm was quickly announced and no torrent alerts were given.

In Indonesia, an extent 6.7 tremor that was 16 kilometers struck around 169 kilometers west of Pariaman, a town in West Sumatra area, the US Geological Survey said.

The Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the tremor was felt in many pieces of the area yet there was no risk of a torrent. It was happened not long before first light and was focused around 161 kilometers southeast of South Nias, a region in North Sumatra region.

A 6.4-extent quake likewise shook portions of the Philippine capital district and remote regions at day break however there were no revealed harms or wounds, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The seaward tremor was set off by development along the Manila Trench and its focal point was around 110 kilometers west of Lubang island in Occidental Mindoro area, which lies south of Manila, the Philippine organization said. Its profundity was around 28 kilometers.

Indonesia and the Philippines lie along the Pacific "Ring of Fire" - a line of seismic shortcomings around the Pacific Ocean - and are regularly struck by tremors and volcanic emissions.

A 6.2 quake shook Indonesia's West Sumatra region last month, killing somewhere around 16 individuals and harming more than 400. Great many homes and different structures were harmed by the quakes that were felt as distant as Malaysia and Singapore.

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