O The earthquake was registered at 11:38 (03:38 in Lisbon), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The epicenter was located off the province of North Moluccas, 94 kilometers from Tobelo, inhabited by around 34 thousand people, while the hypocenter was recorded at a depth of 116 kilometers, the USGS added.

Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said there was no danger of a potential tsunami, but warned of the impact of possible aftershocks.

Indonesia, a vast archipelago with more than 270 million inhabitants, is located in the so-called ‘ring of fire’ of the Pacific, an area of ​​great seismic and volcanic activity, where thousands of earthquakes are recorded per year, most of them of weak magnitude. to moderate, and with close to 120 active volcanoes.

On November 21, 2022, an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the open Richter scale, recorded near the city of Cianjur, on the island of Java, killed at least 331 people. The earthquake destroyed many buildings and caused several landslides.

It was the deadliest earthquake in Indonesia since September 2018, when an earthquake and tsunami on the island of Celebes killed more than 4,300 people in the country.

In 2004, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake in the Indonesian province of Aceh triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean, killing around 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

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