Indonesia earthquake: Massive 7.4 quake strikes as urgent tsunami warning issued


Indonesia has been hit by a huge 7.4 magnitude earthquake hitting the Molucca Sea. The powerful quake has also triggered a tsunami alert in the region. Indonesia’s seismological agency issued the tsunami warning for nearby coastlines.

One resident 136km from the epicentre of the earthquake, in Aertembaga, said they felt the impacts of the quake.

They wrote: “It was quite hard. I was trying to open my door, and I couldn’t even insert my key to open my door.”

Another resident in Lihunu, 140km from the epicentre of the earthquake, described the quake as “rather strong shaking and rattling”.

Another witness from Sario, around 175km from the epicentre of the earthquake said they felt it hit.

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