The fourth in a string of violent earthquakes and more than 60 lower-level tremors rattled Indonesia late today, at a magnitude of 6.2. With its epicenter two miles deep in the Indian Ocean, 65 miles west-northwest of Bengkulu, the government issued, then canceled, another tsunami warning. Nine have died in two days of seismic activity, CNN reports.
Shaking homes up to 385 miles away in Jakarta, the quake was the smallest of the four, which began yesterday and measured 8.4, 7.8, and 7.1, respectively. Government officials maintain "victims are not as dire as we thought," attributing the low death toll to heightened earthquake awareness. Indonesia has been struck by 15 deadly earthquakes since 2004.