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Strong earthquake strikes off western Indonesia, no tsunami alert issued

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-08-23 23:30

JAKARTA - A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's western province of Bengkulu on Tuesday evening, but did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami, the meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said.

The quake jolted at 21:31 Jakarta time (1431 GMT), with the epicenter at 64 km southwest of Kaur district and the depth at 12 km under the seabed, the agency said.

The quake did not potentially trigger a tsunami, it said.

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