April 3, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Indonesia Hit By A 7.1 MAGNITUDE Earthquake! Tsunami Alert Issued!

Sydney Morning Herald
written by AFP Staff
Monday April 4, 2011 at 6:54am

Indonesian seismologists issued a tsunami warning early Monday after an earthquake which they said had a magnitude of 7.1 struck in the Indian Ocean south of the island of Java.

Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said that the quake was 10 kilometres deep with its epicentre 293 kilometres southwest of Cilacap in central Java.

The quake had the potential to cause a tsunami, it said, asking recipients of its public alert SMS to warn other people of the danger.

Advertisement: Story continues below The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that there was no risk of a widespread destructive wave, but there was a "very small possibility of a local tsunami".

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