Earlier in January, two earthquakes struck near Indonesia, a 6.2 earthquake on 7 January and a 5.5 quake on 2 January, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Sulawesi, Indonesia on 19 January, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, adding that the tremor took place about 116 kilometres (72 miles) southeast of Gorontalo at a depth of about 131 kilometres (81 miles).
However, US Geological Survey reported that the 6.0 quake occurred 59 kilometres (36 miles) southwest of Molibagu, Indonesia, at a depth of 118 kilometres (73 miles).
There have been no immediate reports about damages or casualties due to the earthquake and no tsunami threat has been issued.
Indonesia is part of the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is a seismic zone, known for its powerful earthquakes.
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