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Tsunami alerts issued after earthquake in Indonesia

  • A tsunami warning has been issued after a major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck Indonesia, media reports stated. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii, chances are quite high that tsunamis will hit within 300 km of the quake’s epicentre. However, at the same time, the center has also confirmed that there are no risks of a Pacific-wide tsunami. However, the warning center mentioned that Tsunamis are likely to hit Indonesian, Palau, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Marshall Islands. Besides, it may also hit Taiwan and Japan’s Okinawa. It is anticipated that the first waves will reach the surface within 30 minutes while the last in approximately six hours.