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A 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia.

Image Credit: EMSC

Indonesia was just struck by a powerful 6.1-magnitude earthquake. It occured in the Indian Ocean, 294 km southwest of Denpasar, Bali at a depth of 20km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

The earthquake was felt by a number of people living close the epicenter. Unfortunately, earthquakes in Indonesia is a common occurence due to it being in the ring of fire. The area is described as a string of volcanoes and areas of seismic activity. Around 90% of the planet’s earthquakes occur in the ring of fire.

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