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Indonesia issues tsunami warning after magnitude 6.9 earthquake

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after magnitude 6.9 earthquake

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July 7 (UPI) -- The Indonesian Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning that later expired in the wake of an earthquake that struck off the country's eastern coast Sunday. The magnitude 6.9 quake struck in the Molucca Sea between North Sulawesi and North Maluku at 11:08 p.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The depth was 22.5 miles below the surface. Indonesian media reported that the effects of the earthquake were felt in the city of Manando and the surrounding areas. There were no immediate reports of injuries, deaths or damage. Sunday also saw contunued seismic activity in California, after the U.S. state was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Thursday, followed by a magnitude 7.1 quake on Friday. Geophysicist John Bellini told CNN that more than 4,700 quake...
Ethiopian Airlines: 'Clear similarities' with Indonesia crash

Ethiopian Airlines: 'Clear similarities' with Indonesia crash

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Flight data from the Ethiopian Airlines disaster a week ago suggest "clear similarities" with a crash off Indonesia last October, Ethiopia's transport minister has said.Both planes were Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.Last Sunday the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board.Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges told journalists that a preliminary report would be released within 30 days."Clear similarities were noted between Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610, which would be the subject of further study during the investigation," Ms Dagmawit told journalists on Sunday.In both cases flight tracking data showed the aircraft's altitude had fluctuated sharply, as the planes seemed to ex...
Indonesia tsunami: Walking through the remains of a village

Indonesia tsunami: Walking through the remains of a village

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The number of people who have died in Indonesia has risen to 429 and more than 1,400 others are injured. At least 128 are still missing and thousands are homeless.I am in the coastal village of Teluk. Or to be more accurate I am walking through what remains of the village.It lies on Java's western coast, the same Indonesian shoreline that was battered by a volcano-triggered tsunami on Saturday night. Image: The village of Teluk lies on the coast of Anyer beach The broken toys in the rubble hint at the life that existed here just few days ago.The narrow alleyways might have echoed with the laughter of children. Now there is a deathly silence.Some eighteen thousand people called Teluk their home. But it has been wrecked. ...
Fears of new Indonesia tsunami as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes

Fears of new Indonesia tsunami as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Coastal residents near Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano have been warned to keep away from beaches amid fears it could trigger a new tsunami.On Saturday, giant waves crashed into coastal towns on the islands of Sumatra and Java, killing at least 222 people and injuring 843.It is thought that volcanic activity set off undersea landslides which in turn generated the killer waves.Anak Krakatau was erupting again on Sunday, spewing ash and smoke.Video shot from a charter plane captured the magnitude of the event in the Sunda Strait, between Sumatra and Java. President Joko Widodo has expressed his sorrow for the victims and urged people to be patient.Rescue efforts are...
Over 100 dead, 700 injured as tsunami hits Indonesia following volcanic eruption

Over 100 dead, 700 injured as tsunami hits Indonesia following volcanic eruption

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Scores were dead and hundreds more injured in Indonesia early Sunday as a tsunami hit the island nation following a volcanic eruption. The tsunami killed at least 168 people and injured 745 more as the wave came crashing ashore on the eastern side of Java, one of the large islands comprising the country, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of public relations for the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency. The number of dead and injured are both likely to rise. Pandeglang, Serang and South Lampung on the island of Java were the hardest-hit regions, according to authorities. The regions are a few hours west of the capital city of Jakarta with its population of almost 10 million people. The most-affected area was the Pandeglang region of Banten province in Java, which incl...