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Tech & Science Indonesia tsunami warning cancelled after 7.1 magnitude quake rocks islands

00:16  15 november  2019
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A tsunami warning has been issued for eight cities in Indonesia following a 7 . 1 - magnitude earthquake. The quake struck in the Molucca sea The quake struck in the Molucca sea between the islands of Sulawesi and North Maluku at a depth of 22 miles, according to Indonesia ’s geophysics

A strong earthquake hit off the Indonesian coast in the Molucca Sea early today, prompting a tsunami warning for nearby areas.

The US Geological Survey reported that the magnitude 7.1 quake was centred in the sea about 140 kilometres northwest of Ternate in North Maluku province.

Indonesia's Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics Agency said the tsunami warning issued for North Sulawesi and North Maluku was cancelled about two hours after the quake hit.

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Indonesia was rocked by a powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake on Friday, striking near the islands of Sumatra and Java. The country's geophysics agency initially issued a tsunami warning , but lifted it a few hours later once it appeared that coastal regions were no longer in danger. The quake hit shortly

A tsunami warning was later lifted. A large earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia on Thursday. Initial measurements put its magnitude at 7 . 1 , at a depth of The Indonesian Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics agency (BMKG) previously tweeted the tsunami warning as is usual after a large

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It said a small tsunami of up to six centimetres occurred in North Maluku's Ternate city about 26 minutes after the strong quake hit, and 10 cms in North Sulawesi's Bitung town about 51 minutes after the quake.

Authorities have called on residents in North Sulawesi and North Maluku to return to their homes.

The national disaster agency said it was still gathering information on any damage that may have been caused by the earthquake.

Earlier, social media was flooded with videos of panicked locals fleeing to higher ground and hotels being evacuated.

The quake followed an earlier 5.1 magnitude tremor in Bali which caused some minor damage in the holiday island's north.

Earthquake hits North Island's east .
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