Indonesia issues tsunami alert


Indonesia on Thursday issued a tsunami alert following a major quake which struck off West Papua, the national geophysics agency said.

The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency measured the earthquake at 7.4 while the US Geological Survey recorded two closely spaced quakes measuring 6.6 and 7.2.

“There is a potential tsunami for the 7.4 magnitude quake in West Papua,” agency technical head Suharjono told AFP after the alert was issued.

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