An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the southern island of Java caused a tsunami threat

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 occurred on Monday morning in the south of the Indonesian island of Java, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 412 kilometers from the capital, Jakarta. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 24 kilometers.

Information on casualties and damage have been reported yet.

Indonesian seismologists revised to 7.1 magnitude earthquake, and declared the threat of a tsunami.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in a press release announced that the tsunami threat for all territories in the Indian Ocean.

In 2004, off the eastern coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on 26 December was one of the strongest and most destructive earthquakes in modern history. The tidal wave caused by this earthquake, a magnitude 8.9, struck the coast of Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. The total number of victims in the tsunami-affected countries still do not know, but according to various sources, killing approximately 230,000 people.

Tsunami after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake that occurred on Monday in the south of the island of Java, will not threaten the shores of Indonesia, said on Monday the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Source: RIA "Novosti".

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