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7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

Indonesias geophysics agency has issued a tsunami warning, after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in the Moloccan Sea to the countrys east. The figure was later downgraded to 7.0

The quake struck shortly after 10 PM local time on Sunday, at a depth of 36km, the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics reported. The earthquakes epicenter lies 180km southeast of Manado, a city with a population of 450,000, and 129km west of Ternate, home to 200,000.

The United States Geological Survey put the quakes magnitude at 6.9, and its depth at 25km. The earthquake was followed by several lesser-magnitude aftershocks.

[Terkini] Suasana panik di Menado, akibat kejadian gempa 7.1 Skala Richter di barat daya Ternate, malam ini

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There have been no reports of damages or victims.

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