Major Earthquake In Indonesia


A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 was recorded off the Moluccas in Indonesia on Saturday, the national disaster mitigation agency said, causing residents near the quake to flee their homes after a tsunami warning was issued.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said hazardous tsunamis were possible within 300 km of the quake’s epicentre, although there was no danger of a Pacific-wide tsunami.The first waves could reach land within 30 minutes and the last within about six hours. “The initial wave may not be the largest,” the centre warned. However, Malaysian, Thai and Sri Lankan disaster agencies all soon said they would not be impacted by the quake but would continue to monitor the situation.