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6.9 magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami warning for Indonesia



A strong earthquake that occurred under the waters of Indonesia and triggered a tsunami warning that encompassed hundreds of the country's 17,000 islands. The Moluccan Sea, located between the islands of Sulawesi and Maluku.

The United States geological survey revealed that the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.9, while Indonesian officials said the 7.1 magnitude earthquake was slightly stronger.

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Above is the location of the epicenter of the earthquake that triggered a tsunami warning along the coast of Indonesia on early Sunday evening. (USGS)

The tsunami warning applies to the eastern coast of North Sulawesi and the western coast of North Maluku. The latest forecasts refer to a tsunami of no more than 0.5 meters or less.

The earthquake rumbled at 22:08. Local time (11:08 am CET) on Sunday.

The earthquake caused panic in the city of Ternate on Maluku Island, according to the Associated Press.

According to AccuWeather meteorologist Maura Kelly, "showers and thunderstorms will remain in central Indonesia until Monday".


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This is a current situation and AccuWeather will continue to provide updates.

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