6.4 Earthquake Off Eastern Indonesia, coast of Australia, Tsunami Alert

A HUGE earthquake with a 6.4 magnitude struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Tanimbar Islands early on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake, which was initially reported at a magnitude of 6.5, was 138 miles north-west of Saumlaki in the Tanimbar Islands, the USGS said.

It hit at 6.14am local time (9.42pm BST).

There were no initial reports of injuries or damage and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami alert.

The Banda Sea quake, which struck at a depth of 106.6 miles, was felt in Australia’s northern city of Darwin, according to the country’s weather bureau.

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said there was no tsunami threat to Australia.


Credit: USGS

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