earthquake 7.3 magnitude hits off coast of Indonesia

By Rek Hanibal Published on December 14, 2021
earthquake 7.3 magnitude hits off coast of Indonesia

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

On Indonesia's Flores Island, the quake struck 112 kilometres (69 miles) north of Maumere.

The USGS said the quake struck at a depth of 18.5 kilometres (11 miles) in the Flores Sea at 10:20 a.m. local time (10:20 p.m. ET).

Based on the preliminary earthquake parameters, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, "hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) of the earthquake epicentre."

Rek Hanibal

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