The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 7.3-magnitude earthquake in the Banda Sea 320 km (200 mi) south-southeast of Teluk Ambon (Maluku province) on Monday, June 24. The quake struck around 11:53 (local time) at a depth of 208 km (130 mi). No tsunami warning was issued. Further aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days. In the event of a tsunami, the coasts of Wetar, Buru, Ambon, Seram, Kai Kecil, Trangan, Yamdena, Babar, and Damar islands may be affected, along with the southwest coast of West Papua province.
Individuals near the Banda Sea are advised to monitor the situation and take precautions for aftershocks and a possible tsunami.
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