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Indonesia hit by ANOTHER 5.2 earthquake as region reels from deadly tremors

Indonesia hit by ANOTHER 5.2 earthquake as region reels from deadly tremors By Patrick Knox30th August 2018, 5:07 pmUpdated: 30th August 201...

Indonesia hit by ANOTHER 5.2 earthquake as region reels from deadly tremors

By Patrick Knox30th August 2018, 5:07 pmUpdated: 30th August 2018, 7:57 pm

A POWERFUL earthquake has rocked an Indonesian island, according to reports.

The magnitude 5.2 quake has been recorded at 3.21pm local time about 200 miles northwest of Jayapura Republic of Indonesia.

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The quake reportedly struck off the coast of Jayapura City, Papua, Indonesia

No tsunami warning has been issued.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

About 70 quakes are thought to have hit the Ring of Fire - a horseshoe-shaped area of volcanic belts, arcs and tectonic plates.

The area stretches 25,000 miles from South America to Australia via the western United States and East Asia.

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A map s howing where the earthquake was said to have struck today

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Man cuts off half his nose and his ears so he can look like a living skull It's where most of the world's earthquakes occur because tectonic plates push against each other, resulting in tremors.

In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 earthquake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

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Source: Google News Indonesia | Netizen 24 Indonesia

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