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Magnitude 6.8 Indonesia earthquake triggers tsunami alert

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck 63 miles offshore of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, 149 miles from Kendari City, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia today. A tsunami alert has been issued along the island’s eastern coast.

Preliminary Report:

Magnitude 6.8

Date-Time • 12 Apr 2019 11:40:50 UTC

• 12 Apr 2019 19:40:50 near epicenter

Location 1.852S 122.553E

Depth 17 km

Distances • 100.4 km (62.3 mi) NE of Bungku, Indonesia
• 102.9 km (63.8 mi) SSW of Luwuk, Indonesia
• 206.6 km (128.1 mi) ESE of Poso, Indonesia
• 235.1 km (145.8 mi) N of Kendari, Indonesia
• 270.2 km (167.5 mi) SSW of Gorontalo, Indonesia

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 6.4 km; Vertical 4.1 km

Parameters Nph = 141; Dmin = 381.9 km; Rmss = 1.46 seconds; Gp = 29°

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