Strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia
- A massive earthquake of 6.2 magnitude has struck eastern Indonesia on Monday
- Epicentre of the quake was 133km northwest of city of Kupang on Timor island
- There hasn’t been immediate reports of casualties, damage or tsunami warnings
A massive earthquake of 6.2 magnitude has struck eastern Indonesia, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
The European monitoring agency said the epicentre of the quake on Monday was 133km northwest of the city of Kupang on Timor island, located in southeast Asia.
There have been no immediate reports of any casualties or damage and no tsunami warnings have been issued.
A massive earthquake of 6.2 magnitude has struck eastern Indonesia, with the epicentre of the quake on Monday was 133km northwest of the city of Kupang on Timor island
Indonesia is located within the infamous Ring of Fire region, a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.
An estimated 90 percent of all earthquakes occur along the horseshoe-shaped ring, which includes more than 75 percent of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes.
All but three of the world’s 25 largest volcanic eruptions of the last 11,700 years occurred at volcanoes that are located within the Ring of Fire.
Experts have previously said the frequency of massive quakes and raging volcanoes could soar as the earth’s molten core slows down the planet’s rotation.
This slowdown reduces the centrifugal force and shrinks and tightens the equator, crushing tectonic plates together with unimaginable force.
During ‘slow-spin’ years, the number of major earthquakes more than doubles.
More to come.