Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes North-West of Indonesia – USGS

Sunday, January 6, 2019
By Paul Martin

The quake in the archipelago-nation comes mere days after the country was hit by deadly landslides and a tsunami that killed over 430 people, injuring at least 1,500 more.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a massive magnitude 6.6 struck earthquake 173 kilometres north-northwest of the island of Ternate on Sunday. Earlier data of the USGS suggested that the quake was a 7.0-magnitude one.

The disaster comes just a day after a 5.4 earthquake with its epicentre located 180 km south of Ternate.

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