Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Off Indonesian Coast

No tsunami warning


The U.S. Geological Survey website reports there has been an earthquake– measuring 7.2 magnitude on the Richter scale– about 125 miles northwest of Indonesia's Tanimbar Islands.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has no immediate tsunami warning following the quake, located northwest of Saumlaki, Indonesia. The NOAA website reports the earthquake was located too deep inside the earth to create a tsunami in the Indian Ocean.