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Indonesia: 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes near Sangihe Islands January 7

Indonesia News Alert

Underwater earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 on the Richter scale strikes near Sangihe Islands January 7; no tsunami warning issued as of 01:33 (local time)

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/7/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jakarta). COUNTRY/REGION Sangihe Islands

Event

The United States Geological Survey observed an underwater earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 on the Richter scale roughly 151 km (94 mi) west-northwest of Tobelo (North Maluku province) at 01:27 (local time) on Monday, January 7. The earthquake was recorded at a depth of 60 km (37 mi) and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a tsunami alert as of 01:33. Aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days. 

Advice

Individuals in Indonesia are advised to monitor the situation and adhere to any advice or instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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