6.4 magnitude earthquake rattles Indonesia, tsunami alert lifted: Seismic monitors: A 6.4 magnitude earthquake took place in eastern Indonesia in the early morning on Monday; generates and antedated reportedly about a brief tsunami alert that was swiftly lifted, which is announced as per the seismic monitoring organizations.
The tremor struck deep at some 171 kilometres (106 miles) underneath the earth’s surface in the Banda Sea, the US Geological Survey told.
A tsunami alert was initially predicted by the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWMS).
Though, IOTWMS followed up with the second news which said that there was “no threat to countries in the Indian Ocean”.
The quake’s epicentre was as per reports situated in a sparsely occupied part of the Banda Sea, 380 kilometres from Ambon, the capital of Maluku province.
Local officials stated that there was no major causality took place because of the tremor anyway.
“The tremor was felt mildly for two to three seconds by the locals, there was no panic and no tsunami threat,” disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told AFP.
A similar 6.1-magnitude tremor hit very close to the Monday’s epicentre on 26 February and caused no damage.
Indonesia sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a seismic activity zone.
The place is known for sometimes being hit by the tremors, but mostly they remain harmless.
Though, the archipelago remains intensely alert to tremors which can trigger the tsunamis too.
In 2004, a devastating tsunami was occurred because of the magnitude 9.3 undersea earthquakes off the coast of Sumatra killed 220,000 people in the whole nations in the region of the Indian Ocean, including 168,000 in Indonesia.