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An earthquake hit the Indonesian province of Timor.

An earthquake hit the Indonesian province of Timor.

The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) said a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Timor province on Thursday.

“The epicenter was 36 kilometers south of the center of Timor… The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck at a depth of 75 kilometers,” the BMKG said on its website.

It is clarified that the threat of a tsunami has not been recorded at the moment. There were also no reports of casualties or damage. The agency 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.