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6.1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia’s Timor island: USGS

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A 6.1-magnitude quake hit the japanese Indonesia island of Timor on Thursday, shaking the provincial capital and forcing residents to run exterior, US seismologists stated.

The quake struck at a depth of 36.1 kilometres (22.5 miles) on the west of Timor island close to town of Kupang, in keeping with the US Geological Survey.

Indonesia’s geophysics company, or BMKG, stated the quake had a better magnitude of 6.6.

The tremor was strongly felt in Kupang on the island cut up between Indonesian territory within the west and the sovereign state of East Timor within the east, in keeping with an AFP journalist, however no casualties have been reported.

Particles had fallen from buildings within the metropolis and a few residents have been compelled to evacuate their properties.

“I used to be dizzy and at first I assumed it was as a result of I used to be operating within the morning,” stated 40-year-old Kupang resident Yeri, who like many Indonesians goes by one identify.

“I used to be shocked to see a number of residents operating out of their homes as a result of the earthquake was so sturdy.”

Indonesia experiences frequent earthquakes as a consequence of its place on the Pacific “Ring of Hearth”, an arc of intense seismic exercise that stretches from Japan by way of Southeast Asia and throughout the Pacific basin.

In November final 12 months, a 5.6-magnitude quake hit the populous West Java province on the nation’s essential island of Java, killing 602 folks.

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