A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Banda Sea

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s Banda Sea on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said.

The quake was felt at 8:02 pm local time (1302 GMT). No tsunami warning has been issued.

The BMKG reported that a 7.1 magnitude earthquake was felt in the town of Soumlaki in the Tanimbar Islands at 11:53 am.
Dariono, an official at Indonesia’s Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), said the quake was one of 23 aftershocks.

In November last year, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the country’s main island of West Java province, killing 602 people.

In 2004, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra. The resulting earthquake triggered a tsunami that killed 220,000 people across the region, including about 170,000 in Indonesia.


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