Breaking news: A very strong earthquake hits Indonesia


A very strong earthquake occurred in the Flores Sea of ​​Indonesia at 03:20 UTC, today. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake had a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale and a focal depth of just 12 kilometers. About 40,000 people live within a radius of 100 kilometers from the epicenter while the earthquake was felt at at least 300,000.

 


 


Tsunami warning 

A tsunami alert was issued shortly after the quake, but according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), the danger has passed. 

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has issued a green warning for potential earthquake-related casualties and financial issues. Homes in this area are quite vulnerable to earthquakes and recent earthquakes have caused significant damage.  



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