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Indonesia, A country where Earthquakes doubles the total Number of Days In A Year

An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck Indonesia on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre has reported through its website, though there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties caused.

The earthquake's epicentre was reported to be located at 382 kM to the North of Makassar, 106 kM South of Palu, 72 kM South West of Poso and 30 kM below the Earth's surface.

Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics agency noted on its website that two subsequent earthquakes struck nearby areas in the Central Sulawesi province.

Indonesia is situated on the so called Ring of fire, an area which is more susceptible to earthquakes that are sometimes accompanied by tsunamis.

This susceptible location of the country to the rings of fire has led to the country's frequent hits by an earthquake and for the past 365 days, there have been 864 earthquakes, in the last 3p days, there have been 51 cases,of which 15 occurred in the last 7 days and within the past 24 hours, the country has expirienced one with a magnitude of 5.9.

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