Indonesia earthquake destroys village

Jakarta capital –

A strong deep-sea earthquake damaged buildings in a village in eastern Indonesia early Tuesday morning, and its significant shaking was felt widely in northern Australia.

Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning after the magnitude 7.6 earthquake was lifted three hours later.

Agency head Dwikorita Karnawati said: “Based on four observations of tidal measurements around the epicenter of the earthquake, it did not show any anomalies or significant changes in sea level.”

Vibrations were felt in several areas, including the provinces of Papua and East Nusa Tenggara.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency received visual reports of damage to homes and community buildings in Watuwey village in Southwest Maluku.

The US Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was at a depth of 105 kilometers (65 miles) not far from the northern tip of Australia.

Deeper earthquakes tend to cause less surface damage than shallow earthquakes but are felt more widely.

More than 1,000 people in northern Australia, including in the city of Darwin, reported the quake to the Australian Geosciences Authority. Australia’s Joint Tsunami Warning Center said the quake did not pose a tsunami threat to the mainland or any islands or territories.

Australian singer Vassy wrote on Twitter that this was the longest earthquake she had ever felt.

“We ran out of the house in the middle of the night. I have never experienced such a long and strong earthquake. It was quite scary,” Vassy wrote. “Wake us up in the middle of the night.”

Indonesia is regularly shaken by earthquakes and lies on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where most of the world’s earthquake and volcanic activity occurs. .


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