Tsunami warning as 7-magnitude quake hits off the coast of Indonesia


Tsunami warning as 7-magnitude quake hits off the coast of Indonesia

Published time: 2 Aug, 2019 12:17, Edited time: 2 Aug, 2019 12:37


A powerful magnitude 7 earthquake struck off Indonesia’s island of Sumatra on Friday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning and to order people to evacuate their homes.

The quake hit about 227 km (141 miles) from the city of Teluk Betung on the island at a depth of 59 km (37 miles).

The Indonesian geophysics agency quickly issued a tsunami warning and the country’s Disaster Mitigation Agency said that residents on the Banten coast of Java island should “immediately evacuate to higher ground”.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.


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