5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia - EMSC

© AP Photo / Lee Jin-manEarthquake and Volcano of the Korea Meteorological Administration Director General Yun Won-tae stands in front of a screen showing seismic waves that were measured in South Korea, in Seoul Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016
Earthquake and Volcano of the Korea Meteorological Administration Director General Yun Won-tae stands in front of a screen showing seismic waves that were measured in South Korea, in Seoul Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Indonesia is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes.

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia at 15:43 UTC on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported.

According to the EMSC, the quake's epicentre was 105 kilometres south of Palu and 40 kilometres below the earth's surface. There are no reports about any victims or damage caused by the earthquake. No tsunami alert has been issued.

Earlier in March, the US Geological Survey reported that a 5.5 magnitude earthquake was registered off the western coast of Indonesia's island of Sumatra.

Hundreds of thousands of people died in 2004 when a 9.2 magnitude earthquake hit Sumatra's Aceh region, triggering a tsunami that hit numerous countries bordering the Indian Ocean.

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