Indonesia cancels tsunami alert after strong quake

Indonesia has rescinded a tsunami warning after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia. – EPA pic, July 8, 2019.

A STRONG magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia yesterday, the US Geological Survey reported, triggering a brief tsunami warning that sent panicked residents fleeing to higher ground. 

The Southeast Asian nation is one of the most disaster-hit on Earth due to its position straddling the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, where tectonic plates collide.

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