6.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale struck south of the city of Raba in Indonesia’s central island of Sumbawa on Tuesday.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake that hit at a depth of 25 km about 219 km south of Raba, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Last year, Indonesia suffered a series of earthquakes and tsunamis that killed thousands of people.

On December 22, the island nation was struck by a deadly tsunami, as a result of a combination of underwater landslides and an eruption of Krakatoa volcano. The calamity left around 420 people dead and more than thousand injured in the region.