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26 Sep 2019 | 12:39 AM UTC

Indonesia: 6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes northeast of Ambon

Indonesia News Alert

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hits northeast of Ambon on September 26; no tsunami warning immediately issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jakarta). COUNTRY/REGION Indonesia, Ambon

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Event

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit 37 km (22 mi) northeast of Ambon (Maluku province) at approximately 08:46 (local time) on Thursday, September 26. The quake struck at at a depth of 29 km (18 mi). No casualties or major material damages were immediately reported as a result of the event. Indonesia's Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) said that there was no tsunami potential. Aftershocks are possible in the region over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

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 the 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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