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Indonesia Earthquake Hit 7.3 Tremor Strikes

Indonesia Earthquake Hit 7.3 Tremor Strikes

The 7.2 magnitude quake struck the Asian island nation at around 9.30am this morning. A huge earthquake has hit close to the surface in Indonesia.

The epicentre was recorded in in the city of Ternate on Halmahera, the largest island in North Maluku – on the eastern side of the country.

It is thought the earthquake struck 10km below the surface, which is relatively shallow.

The closer a quake is to the surface the higher the more its impact will be felt.

There have been no immediate reports of damage or casaulties.

Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning at 9.41am before later suggesting a powerful water mass wasn’t likely to hit the coast..

 

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