A strong underwater earthquake struck western Indonesia on Friday night, but no serious damage or casualties were reported.
The magnitude 6.9 quake was centered 126 miles southwest of Bengkulu at a depth of 15 miles, the US Geological Survey said.
The quake was followed by a magnitude 5.4 aftershock, he said.
The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics did not issue any tsunami warnings.
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The USGS said there was little chance of serious economic loss or death.
Indonesia, a vast archipelago of more than 270 million people, is frequently hit by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to its location on the “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific basin.
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In October, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Sibolga, a coastal town in North Sumatra province, killing at least one person, injuring 11 and damaging more than a dozen buildings. In February, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake killed at least 25 people and injured more than 460 in West Sumatra province.
A powerful earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004 killed nearly 230,000 people in a dozen countries, most of them in Indonesia.