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26 Sep 2019 | 05:23 AM UTC

Indonesia: One fatality following 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Maluku province September 26 /update 1

Indonesia News Alert

At least one dead, two wounded following 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Maluku province on September 26; more aftershocks possible

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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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). Local officials have recorded at least one fatality and local media outlets have reported at least two additional people were injured and several buildings damaged. Indonesia's Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) said that there was no tsunami potential. At least one aftershock struck the area at around 09:39, according to the US  Geological Survey. Further aftershocks are possible in the region over the coming hours.  


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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