Indonesia residents in and around the Banten coastal region have been asked to evacuate as tsunami warning was issued after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, reports.
The Indonesian geophysics agency issued the warning after the quake, which the USGS said had hit at a depth of 59 km (37 miles), about 227 km (141 miles) from the city of Teluk Betung on the island. The Indonesia disaster mitigation agency has ordered residents on the Banten coast, Java Island to “immediately evacuate to higher ground.”
They said on Twitter: “Immediately evacuate to a higher place for the community in the Banten coastal area.”
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Indonesia sits on the Ring of Fire where the majority of the world’s earthquakes occur.
The Ring of Fire is a horseshoe-shaped area around the Pacific Ocean.
The volatile Ring of Fire is a string of volcanoes and potential earthquake sites dotted around the boundaries of the Pacific Ocean.
Nearly 75 percent of the active volcanoes on earth are situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire and nearly 90 percent of the major earthquakes occur in and around this zone.
More than 450 volcanoes are located along the Ring of Fire and it is where about 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes occur.
In 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami which was triggered by an earthquake killed 226,000 people in 14 countries, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.
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