Earthquake in Indonesia: Earthquake of high magnitude hits Indonesia triggers tsunami warming: There was a major earthquake in Indonesia on Thursday, where large earthquake tremors have been felt. The magnitude of this earthquake on the Richter scale has been measured at 7.1. This earthquake occurred in Kota Ternate, Indonesia. A tsunami warning has been issued in Indonesia after this major earthquake.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter is being reported at a depth of 45.1 kilometers. There has been no data on the number of injured or any damage to property after the earthquake.
The earthquake struck 140 kilometers (87 mi) northwest of the city’s coastal city of Ternate, according to the US Geological Survey. The American Tsunami Warning Center said a disastrous tsunami is not expected. The Indonesian Meteorological and Climatology Agency, however, warned against staying away from the beaches as a precaution.
The quake was felt strongly in Kota Tarnate at 1.17 pm local time. After which the sleeping people got out of their homes. Indonesia experiences continuous seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Ring of Fire of the Pacific Ocean, where tectonic plates collide.
In September last year, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Palau on Sulawesi Island killed more than 2200 people, while more than 1,000 were declared missing. On December 26, 2004, a 9.1 magnitude earthquake struck Ache province, which was followed by tsunami and more than 170 people died in Indonesia.