Earthquake on the “Ring of Fire”

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia’s Aceh province early Wednesday, taking nearly 100 lives—and there are fears that more victims are trapped in the rubble.
 
The quake stirred memories of the 2004 earthquake that triggered a tsunami and killed over 230,000 people in a dozen countries, most of them in Aceh. The region, located on the Pacific arc of volcanoes known as the “Ring of Fire,” is vulnerable to earthquakes.
 
Indonesia’s Climate, Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said there is no tsunami threat with today’s quake.

Source: The Washington Post

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