Earthquakes in Indonesia

Earthquakes in Northern Moluccan Sea and Diego Garcia, no threat to Maldives

  • Diego Garcia experienced tremors 971.1 kilometers away from the Maldives
  • Indonesia also experienced tremors with a magnitude of 5.4 at around 6:31am

Zunana Zalif
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K. Male' 2019 Mar 24 | Sun 12:17 3,929 local

Met office predicts Maldives to be safe from tremors in the Northern Molucca sea in Indonesia - Mohamed Sharuhaan

The earthquakes in Northern Moluccan Sea, Indonesia and Diego Garcia pose no threat to Maldives, predicts the Maldives Meteorological Service

MET on Sunday revealed that the tremors felt in Deigo Garcia at around 8:37 this morning was at least 971.1 kilometers away from the Maldives.

Further, the earthquake experienced in the Northern Moluccan Sea in Indonesia at around 9:37 this morning was also 5,881 kilometers away from the Maldives.

As such, the department predicts that these earthquakes pose no threat to Maldives.

The earthquake struck Diego Garcia, part of the Chagos Archipelago extending north from the Maldives, with a 5.2 magnitude and the one in Moluccan Sea with a magnitude of 6.6.

In addition, Indonesia also experienced tremors with a magnitude of 5.4 at around 6:31 on Sunday morning.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Hussein Fiyaz

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