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6.6-Magnitude Quake Hits Eastern Indonesia: No Tsunami Alert

On April 9, Indonesia’s eastern region experienced a magnitude-6.6 earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), striking off Halmahera island in North Maluku province. Fortunately, there was no tsunami warning issued following the seismic activity. While the quake occurred at a depth of approximately 35 kilometers (22 miles), there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

However, Indonesia’s geophysics agency (BMKG) advised residents in nearby areas to remain vigilant for possible aftershocks. Indonesia, situated on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” frequently experiences earthquakes due to intense seismic activity along tectonic plate boundaries.