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Tsunami warning after magnitude 7 quake strikes in Indonesia

International Desk | banglanews24.com
Update: 2019-08-02 6:58:23 PM
Tsunami warning after magnitude 7 quake strikes in Indonesia

An earthquake of magnitude 7 struck off Indonesia's island of Sumatra on Friday (Aug 2), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. 

The Indonesian geophysics agency issued a tsunami warning after the quake, which the USGS said had hit at a depth of 59km, about 227km from the city of Teluk Betung on the island.

Residents on Banten coast on Java island should "immediately evacuate to higher ground", said the country's disaster mitigation agency. 

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Source: CAN

BDST: 1858 HRS, AUG 02, 2019

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