7.2 Magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck in the Banda Sea, off Indonesia on Wednesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The quake was at a depth of 117 km (73 miles), EMSC said. The U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 6.8.

Indonesia, which sits on the seismically active region of the Pacific dubbed the “Ring of Fire”, often suffers deadly earthquakes and tsunamis.

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