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7.4 magnitude earthquake jolts off central Indonesia

2023 Aug 29, 9:19, JAKARTA
Graphic shows large earthquake logo over broken earth and Richter scale reading

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off South Kalimantan province in central Indonesia early Tuesday, but did not trigger a tsunami, the country's meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said.

The agency reported that the quake occurred at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday Jakarta Time (1955 GMT Monday), with its epicenter at 180 km southeast of Tanah Bumbu and a depth at 10 km under the seabed.

The tremor did not potentially trigger giant waves, it added. 


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