Thursday, 22 August, 2019

7.1 magnitude quake strikes in eastern Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

Residents inspect a house damaged by a tsunami in Carita Indonesia on Sunday Representative image
Patty Aguilar | 09 July, 2019, 23:10

A powerful natural disaster has struck off the north-east coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for eight cities.

The quake struck out at sea at a depth of 10 km according to Indonesia's geophysics agency.

Radio El Shinta announced that residents in Manado, North Sulawesi's provincial capital, ran out of their homes.

Quakes shook buildings, alarming inhabitants of several cities, as well as authorities urged people to shift to the higher ground.

Experts claim the quake triggered waves of almost 2ft for parts of North Sulawesi and North Maluku.

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The Southeast Asian nation is among the most disaster-hit on Earth because of its place straddling the so-referred to as Pacific Ring of Fire, the area tectonic plates collide.

A powerful Indian Ocean quake and tsunami in 2004 killed a total of 230,000 people in a dozen countries, a lot of them in Indonesia. The earthquakes were centered in relatively isolated areas, leading to less damage than there would have been in an urban center like Los Angeles.

The 2018 Lombok quake also caused significant damage and deaths in Indonesia.

Indonesia could be hit by a tsunami after an quake struck deep under the Molucca Sea. Most of the victims were not able to escape as the quake struck around 2 am and they were asleep.

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