Indonesia’s eastern islands bombarded by earthquakes today
At 11:45 am today, another Indonesian island is struck by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. Epicenter is located at 100 km northwest of Manokwari in Papua, Indonesia.
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook the Aru Islands of Indonesia at 10:11am about 100 kms off Manokwari, following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake which rocked the same islands at 1 am today with several aftershock separated by approximately 30 seconds. Epicenter is closer to Darwin, Australia which is 900 kms away than Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, which is 2900 kms away.
Early warning bulletin said no tsunami threat exists to coastlines in the Pacific. However, USGS warning bulletin said, it might generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located with a few hundred kms of the earthquake epicenter.
There were no report of injuries or damage according to the Indonesian meteorological and geophysics agency as it lifted its tsunami warning 90 minutes after the tremor.