Today: Tuesday, 5 March 2024 year

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Indonesia.

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Indonesia.

The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) said a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck on Monday 69 kilometers southwest of Kiroma, Papua province.

“The epicenter was on land 69 kilometers southwest of Kiroma, Papua… The magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at a depth of 33 kilometers,” BMKG said.


The agency also advised the public to remain vigilant for potential aftershocks and aftershocks.


Indonesia often suffers from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis due to its location on the “Ring of Fire”. This is a strip of volcanoes and tectonic faults 40 thousand kilometers long, which encircles the Pacific Ocean. It is in the “Ring of Fire” that almost 90% of the approximately one and a half thousand known volcanoes of the planet are located. 90% of all earthquakes on Earth occur there.