Indonesia Earthquake

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Published Saturday, December 1, 2018

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Tanimbar Islands on Saturday caused no damage and created no threat of a tsunami, Indonesian authorities said.

“The quake was felt faintly for around two to three seconds,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency, said. “There was no panic in Tiakur and Saumlaki, areas close to the epicenter.”

Conditions were “safe” near the epicenter and there were no victims or property damage, Nugroho said.

Indonesia’s Meteorolgy and Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said there was no tsunami potential from the quake, which was recorded at 162 kilometers deep.

Source: Reuters
Source: DORRIS