UAn earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck the Minahassa peninsula, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, this Saturday, according to the German Geosciences Research Center (GFZ), cited by the Reuters agency.

The United States Geological Survey classifies the same earthquake as being of magnitude 6.0 on the same scale. The earthquake occurred at 9:43 pm local time (3:43 pm in Lisbon).

Initial records, however, do not report serious material damage or victims. The earthquake occurred about 10 kilometers deep, beneath the Earth’s surface, GFZ said.

BMKG, Indonesia’s geophysical agency, reported that the earthquake reached a magnitude of 6.3 on the same scale.

Remember that Indonesia, which in 2018 experienced a scale 7.5 earthquake, is included in the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, an area of ​​high seismic activity, located on multiple tectonic plates.

[Notícia atualizada às 18h28]

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