October 17, 2019 | 3:00 PM IST

Tremors measuring 7.3 magnitude on Richter scale hit Indonesia; No Tsunami feared

A powerful earthquake of 7.3 magnitude on Richter scale struck Indonesia on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre also ruled out any possibilities of threat of a tsunami as the quake was too deep.
US seismologists reveal that the quake hit a depth of 208 kilometres south of Ambon Island in the Banda Sea at 11.53 am local time.
Simultaneously, another quake hit 240 km west of the town of Abepura in Papua province, at relatively shallow depths of 21 km said US Geological Survey.
It may be noted that a shallower 6.3 magnitude quake had hit the area even last week but did not cause much damage, says a report.

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