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24 Jun 2019 | 03:23 AM UTC

Indonesia: No tsunami warning following 7.3-magnitude earthquake June 24

Indonesia News Alert

Scientists record deep 7.3-magnitude earthquake in the Banda Sea on June 24; no tsunami warning issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/25/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jayapura). COUNTRY/REGION Maluku province

Event

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, AmbonSeram, Kai Kecil, Trangan, Yamdena, Babar, and Damar islands may be affected, along with the southwest coast of West Papua province

Advice

Individuals near the Banda Sea are advised to monitor the situation and take precautions for aftershocks and a possible tsunami.

 

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