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04 Jun 2020 | 09:29 AM UTC

Indonesia: 6.4-magnitiude earthquake strikes north-northeast of Tobelo (North Maluku province) June 4

Indonesia News Alert

6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes north-northeast of Tobelo (North Maluku province) on June 4; no tsunami warning issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/4/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/5/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tokyo). COUNTRY/REGION North Maluku province


The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck 134km (83 miles) north-northeast of Tobelo (North Maluku) on Thursday, June 4. The quake reportedly occurred at 17:49 (local time) at a depth of 107km (66 mi). No damages or associated disruptions were immediately reported in the area. No tsunami warnings have been issued.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the affected areas 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 windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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