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Earthquake of Magnitude 6.1 on Richter scale rocked Java island of Indonesia

Jan 25, 2014 14:30 IST

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on Richter scale rocked Java, the main island of Indonesia on 25 January 2014. As per the details of the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck under the sea 39 Kilometers south-southeast of Adipala at a depth of 83 Kilometers.

image Indonesia is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire that receives regular seismic activity. Pacific Ring of Fire where tectonic plates collide caused frequent volcanic activity.

Pacific Ring of Fire

Pacific Ring of Fire is the area in the basin of Pacific Ocean, where a large number of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur. This ring is the house of 75 percent of world's active and dormant volcanoes. The Ring of Fire has been created as a result of plate tectonics and the movement and collisions of lithospheric plates.

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