INDONESIA has been struck by two earthquakes at a magnitude of 4.6 and 4.9 near the region of Poso and the Gulf of Tomini, that stirred worries alone the Ring of Fire that further quakes could follow, it has emerged.
Indonesia has been struck by two earthquakes
Indonesia shook again at the end of last month after two earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 and 4.9 on the Richter scale that left the region of Ambon in fear that further quakes could erupt.
An estimated 350,000 people live in the city of Ambon.
The earthquakes erupted shortly after the island of Bali saw a volcano eruption when Mount Agung sent a mushroom cloud of ash into the sky earlier this week.
He wrote: “Mount Agung has erupted in Bali…height of the plume currently 1500m…being told at the moment ‘it’s not the big one’.”
Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), stated the eruption occurred at 11.50am local time 3.50am GMT.
Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho disclosed that there was “no follow-up eruption” following the mighty scare.
The ash cloud has not yet halted flights in and out of the Indonesian island but the situation is being monitored by authorities closely.
The alert status was recently lowered following the implementation of its highest level during volatile activity in September.