The Ring of fire is heating up! 3 strong earthquakes hit PNG, Philippines, Indonesia within 5 hours.
Deadly M6.0 hits Indonesia
An strong M6.0 earthquake hit at an intermediate depth of 87 km near Blitar, East Java, Indonesia 10 April 2021 at 2:00 pm local time (7:00 am UTC).
The quake hit just 44km from the coast and was therefore felt by many people in the area of the epicenter.
At least six people were killed. Several villages in East Java have also been evacuated
The powerful quake caused significant damage as seen in the video below:
It was not clear if the toll would rise, but the agency did not report anyone missing after the tremors.
Here some more photos of damage after the strong M6.0 tremblor in Indonesia:
M 6.1 – 168 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines
A M6.1 earthquake jolted 168 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines at 09:30:44 GMT on Saturday at a depth of 311 km.
Although very deep, it was reported by two people on the USGS webpage.
Neither damage nor injuries have been reported yet.
M6.0 – 195 km N of Madang, Papua New Guinea
An earthquake with a M6.0 jolted 195 km N of Madang, Papua New Guinea, at 1138 GMT on Saturday at a depth of 10km.
The ring of fire is heating up
The horseshoe-shaped Ring of Fire is a region about about 40,000 km (25,000 mi) long and up to about 500 km (310 mi) wide, which runs around much of the rim of the Pacific Ocean and where many volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.