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6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia’s Timor island

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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s Timor island on Thursday, its geophysics agency (BMKG) said on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, adding there is no potential for tsunami.+

The agency said the epicentre of the quake was on land at a depth of 75 kilometres (46.6 miles), adding it was felt in Kupang, a city in the East Nusa Tenggara province on the western side of Timor island.

Christa Elim, a Kupang resident, said she and her husband ran out of a shophouse after feeling tremors.

“It was quite strong. I felt it twice like I was shoved off a chair,” she said via telephone.

There were no immediate reports of damage. A spokesperson for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Indonesia straddles the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, a highly seismically active zone, where different plates on the Earth’s crust meet and create a large number of earthquakes and volcanic activity.

6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Timor island


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