In Indonesia, an earthquake of 7.6 degrees is registered; rule out tsunami: video
A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.6 it took place on Tuesday in the ocean off the coasts of Indonesia and East Timor, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located 427 kilometers south of the Indonesian island of Ambonat a depth of 95 kilometers, according to the USGS.
5.5 degree aftershocks
The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported some 5.5 magnitude aftershocks.
“I was in bed and I felt a small tremor. I woke up to find that many of my friends had felt it tooHamdi, an Indonesian resident of Ambon, told AFP.
Tsunami alert lifted
The Indonesian agency initially warned of a possible tsunamibut then raised the alert.
Regarding the tsunami alert, in Mexico, the National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC) He announced that the generation of sea level variations in the things of the national territory is not expected.
Indonesia, with frequent seismic activity
Indonesia experience frequent seismic activity due to its position in the so-called Pacific Ring of Firewhere several tectonic plates collide.
On November 21, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck West Java province, on the main island of Java, killing 602 people.
On December 26, 2004, a large earthquake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed more than 230,000 people in Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.