Strong Quake Hits Maluku of Indonesia
May 25, 2008, 1:13 pm
Filed under: Earthquake, Tsunami

No tsunami after 6.7 magnitude quake jolts Maluku

Ambon,(ANTARA News) – The head of the Geophysic Station in Ambon, Benny Sipolo, said that there would be no tsuname to happen after a 6.7 magnitude earhquake jolted Maluku Tenggara Barat district at about 10:05 on Saturday.

“We have monitored the possibility of tsunami at the time when temblor shook the area,” he said.

The epicenter was detected in 7,41 degree southern latitude and 129,66 western longitude or about 194 km Southwest of Saumlaki city.

The location of the quake was about 72 km below the sea level, so that it would not trigger tsunami.

As to the material losses, Benny said there was no such report from the local administration or people.

“Perhaps the people need to exercise more caution on possible aftershocks and hence they are called not to go fishing first,” he said.(*)




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