Thursday 26 September 2019

A powerful magnitude of 6.8, reduced to a magnitude 6.5 by USGS strikes Indonesia’s eastern province of Maluku: No tsunami was reported


At least one person died on Thursday after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Indonesia’s eastern province of Maluku, damaging buildings and sending people fleeing to the hills, officials and witnesses said.

According to Reuters, disaster officials said the early morning quake, initially measured at a magnitude of 6.8, woke residents of towns such as the provincial capital of Ambon, about 40 km (25 miles) from the epicentre, but the geophysics agency ruled out a tsunami.

Today's powerful quake is the 6th major quake of a quiet September and brings the 2019 total to 106

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