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5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Indonesia’s North Sulawesi

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck on Tuesday the province of North Sulawesi in Indonesia, without causing a tsunami.

According to a statement from the Indonesia Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, the epicenter of the quake occurred 98 km from the Bolaang Mongondow regency of the province, at a depth of 53 km.

So far, there have been no reports of material or human losses due to the earthquake.

On March 2, a 5-magnitude earthquake struck south of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, at a depth of about 100 km below the surface of the earth.

Earthquakes regularly strike different parts of Indonesia, as it is located on the Pacific belt known as the “Ring of Fire,” where many tectonic plates meet and cause frequent volcanic and seismic activity.

Source: Qatar News Agency