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7.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Indonesia’s main island

The tourist island of Bali and Indonesia's main island of Java were both shaken by a powerful earthquake on Friday, sending locals and visitors into a panic. As stated by the U.S. According to the Geological Survey, the earthquake had a depth of 594 kilometers and was located 96.5 kilometers (59.8 miles) north of the coastal city of Tuban in the East Java province (369 miles).

Videos that were making the rounds on social media showed locals and visitors in the adjacent provinces of Central Java, Yogyakarta, and Bali frightened as houses and buildings swayed for several seconds, despite the fact that there were no early indications of significant damage or injuries. In some instances, evacuation orders resulted in large-scale street flooding.

Although there was no threat of a tsunami, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia issued a warning about potential aftershocks. The agency gave a preliminary magnitude of 6.6, but early measurements might vary significantly.

Due to its location on the "Ring of Fire," a chain of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin, the nation, which is home to over 270 million people, is frequently struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis. One of the deadliest earthquakes to hit Indonesia occurred in 2004, when a large Indian Ocean quake led to a tsunami that killed over 230,000 people in a dozen countries, with the majority of deaths occurring in Indonesia's Aceh province.

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