A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia on August 28. (Screengrab: USGS)

Hanoi (VNA) - A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia on August 28, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake struck at a shallow depth of eight kilometres, about 100 kilometres southeast of Kupang – the capital city of East Nusa Tenggara province. But, there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage.

Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and many of the world's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.

A number of deadly earthquakes rocked Indonesia's Lombok island recently, killing at least 555 people.

In 2004, a tsunami triggered by a 9.3-magnitude undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in western Indonesia killed 220,000 people in countries around the Indian Ocean, including 168,000 in Indonesia.-VNA