Indonesia Earthquake Strikes the West Coast

Indonesia Earthquake Strikes the West Coast

A solid earthquake has struck the west coast of Indonesia Friday, as per the United States Geological Survey.

The USGS said the 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck soon after 8 a.m. ET. It said the focal point was in the Sunda Strait, 65 miles from the city of Tugu Hilir in the area of Banten, on the island of Java.

The Earthquake was felt in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta, 240 miles from the focal point, inciting individuals to come up short on their homes. The tremor kept going around 40 seconds.

Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency issued a little tidal wave cautioning for four territories following the quake. The office lifted the caution soon after 10 a.m. ET after there was no adjustment in the ocean water level.

The tremor additionally caused a few power outages, diving a portion of the influenced regions into obscurity. The Indonesian National Board for Disaster said it was working with nearby specialists to clear individuals living on the coastline. The board advised individuals in the influenced territories to clear to higher spots.

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