A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has shaken Indonesia. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake had triggered a tsunami alert.
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported at a depth of five kilometers from the sea. The epicenter was reported below the epicenter, however; no tsunami alert was issued. Earthquakes occur frequently in Indonesia. In 2004 there was a magnitude 9.1 earthquake. The tsunami killed at least 220,000 people.
The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported at 0320 GMT, east of Flores Island, 112 km (70 miles) northwest, east of Flores Island, at a depth of 12 km in the Sea of Flores.
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“Everyone ran down the street,” Augustine Florians, a resident of Maumere, Flores, told Reuters. A similar earthquake in 1992 severely damaged Maumere. Tsunami alert was issued in Maluku, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara and Southeast and South Sulawesi.
The US Geological Survey later said the quake had a magnitude of 7.3. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. “It felt like a tidal wave up and down,” Laurentuka resident Zacharias Gentiana Kranj told Reuters.
Alphonse Hada Betan, head of the East Flores Disaster Reduction Agency in Laurentuka, said no immediate damage was reported and that the quake was felt for several minutes as people fled their homes. The quake affected Makasar in southern Sulawesi, people said on social media.
The US-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the epicenter was reported below the epicenter, at 1,000 kilometers (621.37 miles) from the epicenter. Muhammad Dukhi, an official with the Meteorological Agency, told Metro TV people to stay away from the beach and that the tsunami alert would be lifted at least two hours later.
Indonesia stretches the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, an area of high seismic activity that resides on many tectonic plates. At least 48 people were killed and hundreds injured when Mount Semeru erupted on the island of Java on December 4.