A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said; it was followed by a brief warning of pending hazardous tsunami waves before being lifted from alerts for now (though not without causing significant damage). The epicentre was north of the island off Flores in Nusa Tenggara Timur province where this large magnitude tremor sparked terror among those living there because they knew something big could happen at any time – and sure enough their fears were confirmed when soon afterwards another powerful quake hit just hours later!
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“I was in the field. People ran in panic. I am still… scared,” said Nuraini, a resident of Adonara island in the East Flores regency.
No significant damage or deaths were immediately reported from the areas where the quake was felt, but authorities urged caution.
“In the locations closest to epicentre… It’s still safe there, there has been no damage,” East Flores district head Antonius Hubertus Gege Hadjon told Metro TV.
But “when the earthquake happened, everybody fled their homes.”
Indonesian authorities have urged residents of affected areas not to panic but seek a safe location away from the shore.
“I was checking my phone when the quake hit. I felt it for 30 seconds. It was strong,” said Alwan, a resident of Buton in Southeast Sulawesi — one of the areas where a tsunami warning was issued.
The quake struck in the Flores Sea at a depth of 18 kilometers (11 miles), but it didn’t cause any tsunamis as earlier feared. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre had issued an advisory that such waves were possible within 1,000 km radius due to Indonesia’s location on “Ring Of Fire”–a geographical feature where tectonic plates collide together forming volcanic eruptions and frequent earthquakes which pose significant risks for locals living near volcanoes or coastlines with little protection against natural hazards like tsunami’s etcetera
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Indonesia is a country that has seen its share of devastating earthquakes in recent years. The 2004 9.1-magnitude tremor off the coast of Sumatra and triggered a tsunami which killed 220,000 throughout Indonesia including more than 170 thousand here on Java island alone – making it one among history’s most deadly natural disasters ever recorded!
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