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7.3-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia


7.3-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

A strong earthquake struck Monday (Jun 24) in Indonesia’s Banda Sea, but authorities said there is no tsunami threat, several media outlet reported citing the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.3 quake was centered 129 miles below the earth’s surface. It was felt in parts of Indonesia and in East Timor’s capital Dili but there were no reports of damage.

Indonesia’s geophysics agency said the deep quake didn’t cause a tsunami.

The Banda Sea quake was recorded minutes after a 6.1 temblor in a thinly populated area 144 miles west of Papua province’s Abepura town, at a depth of 12 miles.

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