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Earthquake hits Indonesia on April 9, no tsunami alert: USGS

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A magnitude-6.6 earthquake hit Indonesia’s jap area on April 9, the United States Geological Survey mentioned, with no tsunami warning issued.

The quake struck off Halmahera island in North Maluku province at 0948 GMT at a depth of about 35 kilometres (22 miles), the USGS mentioned.

There had been no fast stories of injury or accidents after the earthquake.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre mentioned there was “no tsunami threat” from the quake within the Molucca Sea.

But Indonesia’s geophysics company (BMKG) suggested residents in close by areas of potential aftershocks.

Indonesia, an unlimited archipelago nation, experiences frequent earthquakes attributable to its place on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of intense seismic exercise the place tectonic plates collide that stretches from Japan via Southeast Asia and throughout the Pacific basin. 

A magnitude-6.2 quake that shook Sulawesi island in January 2021 killed greater than 100 individuals and left hundreds homeless.

In 2018, a magnitude-7.5 quake and subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi killed greater than 2,200 individuals.

And in 2004, a magnitude-9.1 quake struck Aceh province, inflicting a tsunami and killing greater than 170,000 individuals in Indonesia.

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