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US NewsIndonesia issues tsunami warning after magnitude-6.9 earthquake

06:05  08 july  2019
06:05  08 july  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck late Sunday night in the Molucca Sea between North Sulawesi and the Maluku archipelago. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6 . 9 quake was centered 115 miles southeast of Manado

Indonesia 's geophysics agency issued a tsunami warning for coastal communities nearby. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, but Indonesia 's Aceh province is the hardest hit area, but the tsunami affects coastal areas as far away as Africa. Last year, a magnitude 7.5 quake

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck late Sunday night in the Molucca Sea between North Sulawesi and the Maluku archipelago.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.9 quake was centered 115 miles southeast of Manado at a depth of 15 miles.

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after magnitude-6.9 earthquake © USGS Image: A tsunami warning was issued after a strong earthquake struck in the Molucca Sea near Indonesia.

A graphic posted on Twitter by Indonesia's geophysics agency predicted waves of 1.6 feet for parts of North Sulawesi and North Maluku. There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties.

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The Indonesian Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning in the wake of an earthquake that struck off the country's eastern coast on Sunday. Sunday also saw contunued seismic activity in California, after the U.S. state was struck by a magnitude 6 .4 earthquake on Thursday, followed by

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesian authorities have issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck in the Molucca Sea. The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden said Sunday the magnitude 6 . 9 quake was centered 114.8 miles southeast of Manado at a depth of 15 miles.

The quake caused panic in the city of Ternate in the Maluku island chain, where people ran to higher ground, a witness told The Associated Press.

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Radio El Shinta reported that residents in Manado, North Sulawesi's provincial capital, ran out of their houses.

Indonesia, a vast archipelago of 260 million people, is frequently struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis because of its location on the "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after magnitude-6.9 earthquake © gmcoop

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