Gaby Arancibia All materialsWrite to the authorIndonesia experienced one of its worst earthquakes in late 2004, when a 9.1-magnitude quake struck the region and later triggered a series of devastating tsunamis that grew some 30 feet. Casualties ranged in the hundreds of thousands.A powerful 5.7-magnitude earthquake rattled Indonesia early Thursday, the United states Geological Services (USGS) has reported.The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres within central Indonesia, some 65 kilometres northeast of the village of Amahai.Details released by the USGS indicate that while the powerful earthquake was significant enough to have been felt by residents, the incident was unlikely to have caused any significant amount of structural damage.
Readings released by the EMSC reveal that at least three additional earthquakes struck the same region after the 5.7-magnitude tremor was recorded. The aftershocks were recorded as being 4.2, 3.1, and 3.0. on the Richter scale.
Reports of fatalities or injuries have not yet been issued. Additionally, no tsunami warning has yet been filed for the region.