Powerful earthquake in Indonesia

Powerful earthquake in Indonesia

97 km under the sea at midnight in Indonesia's Danimar province. The European Geological Survey reported a powerful earthquake at depth.

The earthquake registered 7.7 on the Richter scale and no tsunami warning was issued.

Two school buildings and 15 houses were damaged in the Tanimbar islands, with one of the homes heavily damaged and three moderately damaged. Only one injured resident was reported.

“Local residents felt strong tremors for three to five seconds. There was panic when the quake shook so the residents left their houses,” Abdul Muhari, spokesperson of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, said in a statement, citing the local agency.

More than 1,000 people in northern Australia, including in the city of Darwin, reported to Geoscience Australia that they felt the quake. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre said the quake didn’t pose a tsunami threat to the mainland or any islands or territories.

resource : daily cylonewashingtonpost

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