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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...
Mexico earthquake of magnitude 8.2 strikes off Pacific coast

Mexico earthquake of magnitude 8.2 strikes off Pacific coast

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAn earthquake described by Mexico's president as the country's strongest in a century has struck off the southern coast, killing at least six people.One person also died in neighbouring Guatemala, its president has said. The quake, which Mexico's leader Enrique Peña Nieto said measured 8.2, struck in the Pacific, about 87km (54 miles) south-west of Pijijiapan.A tsunami warning was issued for Mexico, with three-metre-high waves possible, and other nearby countries.The quake, which struck at 23:50 local time on Thursday (04:50 GMT Friday), was felt in Mexico City, with buildings swaying and people running into the street. The tremors there, about 1,000km from the epicentre, were reported to have lasted up to a minute.President Peña Nieto said some