Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Strikes Minahassa Peninsula in Indonesia’s Sulawesi Region: GFZ

Reuters
By Reuters
September 10, 2023Asia & Pacific
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Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Strikes Minahassa Peninsula in Indonesia’s Sulawesi Region: GFZ
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Minahassa Peninsula on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Sept. 9, 2023, according to the United States Geological Survey. (USGS)

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the Minahassa Peninsula on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Saturday, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.

The quake occurred 10 kilometers (6.21 miles) below the earth’s surface, GFZ said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from Saturday’s quake.

Indonesia’s geophyiscs agency said the shallow quake did not have the potential to cause a tsunami. A 7.5 magnitude quake that struck in the same area in 2018 triggered a tsunami that caused widespread damage and death.

Indonesia straddles the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, an area of high seismic activity that rests atop multiple tectonic plates.

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