A powerful earthquake has hit Indonesia in the early hours of Tuesday. The earthquake was massive and was recorded 7.3-magnitude on the Richter scale. It hit on eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, with monitors briefly warning of the possibility of hazardous tsunami waves before lifting the threat.
The epicenter was north of the island of Flores in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province, where the quake sparked terror after hitting in the late morning (0320 GMT).
“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.
Indonesia experiences frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions due to its position on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of intense seismic activity where tectonic plates collide that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.
Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times
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