Tuesday, 22 January 2019

A powerful mag 6.4 strikes Indonesia: Indonesia suffered its deadliest year in more than a decade in 2018 with 3,000 dead from quakes

USGS
An earthquake of magnitude 6.4, struck south of the Indonesian town of Raba, off the central island of Sumbawa, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the second quake to hit the area on Tuesday.
There was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 36 km (22 miles), at a distance of about 230 km (143 miles) south of Raba in the east of the island, which forms part of West Nusa Tenggara province.
The quake followed one of magnitude 6 that struck in the same area.
The two quakes bring the total major quakes to 9 in 2019.
Indonesia suffered its deadliest year in more than a decade in 2018 as a series of earthquakes and tsunamis killed more than 3,000 people.
According to USGS, around 800,000 have died from earthquakes from the year 2000 to 2015, with 2004 being by far the highest year for casualties with almost 300,000 dead with the lowest year being the year 2000 with the small total of 231 deaths.
The highest number of major quakes in a year, ever recorded was 2011, the year of the Fukushima disaster with a total of 205, while the least number in the 21st century so far was the 111 major quakes recorded in 2017, a staggering 94 less than 2011.


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