Earthquake of 6.2 magnitude hits Easter Island in South Pacific Ocean
An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck Easter Island in South Pacific Ocean on Wednesday early morning. Fortunately, no casualty reported so far.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the jolts were registered at 7.07 am (IST) with its epicentre located in the south-Eastern part of the Easter Islands. The focus of the earthquake was located at the depth of 10 kilometres.
Earlier on May 2, a strong earthquake measuring 6.0 hit Easter Island region. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the focus of the earthquake was located at the depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).
Notably, Easter Island is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania. It is one of the world’s most isolated inhabited islands.
Easter Island is a volcanic high island, consisting mainly of three extinct coalesced volcanoes including Terevaka (altitude 507 metres) forms the bulk of the island, while two other volcanoes, Poike and Rano Kau, form the eastern and southern headlands and give the island its roughly triangular shape.
On December 6, an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck Lombok region in Indonesia in the wee hours.