Quake causes panic in Indonesia; one killed | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:53 AM, July 17, 2019

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Quake causes panic in Indonesia; one killed

A magnitude 7.3 shallow earthquake struck the Moluccas islands in eastern Indonesia yesterday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported, killing one person and causing panic among residents. Within less than four hours since the main quake, the disaster agency recorded at least 30 aftershocks, it added. People who lived near the ocean left for higher ground despite reassurances from officials that the quake did not have tsunami potential.

 

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