Strong Quake Hits East Indonesia; No Tsunami Threat

A strong earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Lord’s Day evening, only at that topographic point were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, together with regime said at that topographic point was no threat of a tsunami.
The magnitude-6.6 quake was centered 157 kilometers (98 miles) due west of the town of Tobelo, which is on the isle of Halmahera, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake had a depth of 55 kilometers (34 miles).
The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said at that topographic point was no threat of a seismic sea wave together with did non final result a warning. Indonesia’s Meteorology together with Geophysics Agency likewise said the quake did non bring the potential to trigger a tsunami.
Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its place on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes together with error lines inward the Pacific Basin. In Dec 2004, a massive earthquake off Sumatra isle triggered a seismic sea wave that killed 230,000 people inward a dozen countries.