Saturday, November 28, 2020

7.1-quake rattles Indonesia


Latest Stories

Robredo warns vs daughter’s fake Facebook account

VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo warned the public about a fake Facebook account under the name of her...

Ramos on fire as Gilas Pilipinas smashes Thailand

Dwight Ramos shone as Gilas Pilipinas destroyed Thailand, 93-61, in the second window of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup...

Thompson’s dagger trey sends Ginebra to Philippine Cup Finals

SCOTTIE Thompson sent the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings to the Philippine Cup Finals with a clutch three-pointer that broke...

POC elections set today

THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) is set to see some changes as its new officials are elected today. In the...

Tiamzons found guilty for 1988 kidnapping of soldiers

A Quezon City court on Friday found activist couple Benito and Wilma Tiamzon guilty of kidnapping and serious illegal...

JAKARTA: A strong 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of North Maluku province in eastern Indonesia early Friday, seismologists said, with the United States tsunami warning centre saying a tsunami was not expected.

The quake hit 140 kilometers northwest of the coastal town of Ternate at a depth of 45 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey.

Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Students take cover during an earthquake and tsunami drill at a school in Banda Aceh on November 14, 2019. AFP PHOTO

The US tsunami warning center said a “destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected.”

The Indonesian meteorological and climatology agency, however, warned people to stay clear of beaches as a precaution.

The quake was felt strongly in Ternate at 1:17 a.m. (2:17 a.m. in Manila), sending sleeping residents fleeing their houses.

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where tectonic plates collide.

Last September, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi Island killed more than 2,200, with 1,000 more declared missing.

On Dec. 26, 2004, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake struck Aceh province, causing a tsunami and killing more than 170,000 in Indonesia.




Today's Frontpage