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5.6- magnitude earthquake strikes near the coast of Indonesia.

Image Credit: USGS

A 5.6- magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia between the Sulawesi and Flores island, according to US Geological Survey (USGS).

The earthquake occured 93.8 miles North of the town of Ruteng at 1.20am GMT. The epicentre was located at a depth of around 384 miles. So far, there have been no reports of damage or casaulties.

Authorities said that there is no risk of a tsunami. The area is located in the Ring of fire, a 40,000 km2 area in the Pacific Ocean which has regular earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to regular plate tectonic movements.

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