According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia on Saturday (10). The sub-center is located 82 km deep on the island of Java and 45 km from the city of Malang. Images of the area damage some buildings.
“At least six people died and another was seriously injured,” National Disaster Prevention Agency spokeswoman Raditya Caste said.
The earthquake was widely felt in the city of Malang, in which around 3 million people live.
“It was strong and it lasted a long time,” Ida Magafiroh, a resident of the city, told AFP. One person died of a stone fall in Lumajang, citing a civil security officer of the news website Detik.com.
Policemen inspect earthquake-damaged hospital in Blitar, Indonesia on Saturday (10) – Photo: Reuters / Antara Photo / Irfan Anshori
The so-called “Ring of Fire” of the Pacific region of Southeast Asia is prone to great seismic and volcanic activity due to its position in the zone of collision of tectonic plates.
In 2018, the Palu area on Sulawesi Island was devastated by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, followed by the devastating tsunami, killing more than 4,300 people and leaving at least 170,000 people homeless.
In 2004, another 9.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, causing a tsunami, killing 220,000 people in the region, of which 170,000 died in Indonesia.
The infographic featured the Pacific Ring of Fire – Photo: Karina Almeida / G1