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Indonesia earthquake: 6.9 magnitude quake hits Indonesia – Is there a tsunami warning?

Is there a tsunami warning in Indonesia?

According to the US-based tsunami.gov there is not currently a tsunami warning for Indonesia. 

They registered the earthquake, but have not issued any alerts for the country today. 

Instead, the USGS has issued advisories for potential loss of life and economic damage in the immediate aftermath of the shocks. 

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Estimates suggest 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes erupt in the region, specifically along areas located on a tectonic plate boundary. 

Indonesia serves as a meeting point for several of these boundaries, including both continental and oceanic types. 

The country sits in between the Eurasian and Australian continental plates, and the Phillippine Sea and Pacific plates. 

USGS records have pinpointed more than 150 earthquakes above magnitude seven in Indonesia between 1901 and 2017. 

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