Published on : Friday, May 27, 2022
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of East Timor on Friday, the US Geological Survey stated.
A tsunami advisory group stated the earthquake could also be able to producing a tsunami affecting the Indian Ocean area.
The quake struck at a depth of 51.4 kilometres (32 miles) off the jap tip of Timor Island, USGS stated, which is break up between East Timor and Indonesia.
The Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWMS) issued the tsunami warning for the area.
East Timor sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, inflicting it to expertise frequent earthquakes.
In February, a 6.2-magnitude quake killed a dozen individuals when it struck neighbouring Indonesia’s North Sumatra.
In 2004, a 9.1-magnitude quake hit the coast of Sumatra and triggered a tsunami that killed 220,000 individuals all through the area, together with about 170,000 in Indonesia.