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Earthquake Hits Indonesia

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A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province on Wednesday.

According to the country’s geophysics agency, the quake’s epicenter was at a depth of 64 kilometers, and 141 kilometers southeast of the town of Melonguane.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, however, warned that there was a risk of tsunami waves located within 300 kilometres of the epicenter.

Indonesia rests atop the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, making it one of the most seismically active regions in the world, experiencing frequent earthquakes.

Written by: Helen Obih

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