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17 Jun 2019 | 06:26 AM UTC

Indonesia: Moderate earthquake hits near Flores, Timor June 17

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US geological agency records 5.5-magnitude earthquake on June 17 in the Savu Sea, between Flores and Timor; no tsunami warning issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Makassar). COUNTRY/REGION Flores, West Timor


The US Geological Survey recorded a 5.5-magnitude earthquake around 13:43 (local time) on Monday, June 17, in the Savu Sea, just south of the island of Flores (East Nusa Tenggara province). The quake had an epicenter 109 km (67 mi) deep and was located 43 km (27 mi) southeast of Tabana (Flores) and 160 km (100 mi) north-northwest of Kupang on Timor island (East Nusa Tenggara province). No casualties or damage reports were available as of 14:15 on Monday. No tsunami warnings were issued.


Individuals in East Nusa Tenggara province are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate aftershocks in the coming hours and days, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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