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10 Jun 2019 | 06:02 PM UTC

Indonesia: 5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia June 11

Indonesia News Alert

5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia June 11; aftershocks are possible over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Etc/GMT+9). COUNTRY/REGION Tual

Event

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia early (local time) on Tuesday, June 11. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake struck approximately 138 km (85 mi) southwest of Tual. Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to be prepared for aftershocks and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves from falling debris if indoors, to move away from windows, and not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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