Xinhua News Agency, Jakarta, November 18 (Reporter Wang Aona) An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 occurred in the waters near Bengkulu Province in western Indonesia on the evening of the 18th. No casualties have been reported so far.
According to the website of the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, the earthquake occurred at 20:37 Jakarta time (21:37 Beijing time). The epicenter was located in the sea area 187 kilometers northwest of Engano Island in Bengkulu Province. 10 km. There is currently no tsunami risk from the earthquake.
According to officials of the local emergency department, the earthquake did not cause casualties or property damage, and local residents lived as usual.
Indonesia is located in the volcanic and seismic belt around the Pacific Ocean, and thousands of large and small earthquakes occur every year.
(Editors in charge: Yang Guangyu, Bai Yu)
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