Magnitude-6.3 Earthquake Hits Indonesia, EMSC Says
12:21 GMT 26.07.2021 (Updated: 12:59 GMT 26.07.2021)
Earlier in the day, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the northern coast of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck Sulawesi, Indonesia on 26 July - for the second time in a day, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reports. The epicentre of the earthquake was located at a depth of 30 km (18.64 miles). There are no reports of any fatalities, injuries, or building damage having resulted from the tremor.
In January 2021, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Majene Regency in the province of West Sulawesi, leaving more than 100 people dead.
Indonesia, an archipelago made up of more than 17,000 volcanic islands, is part of the infamous 'Ring of Fire', a seismically active area in the Pacific that regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, caused by the collision and destruction of lithospheric plates.