K. Male' | Humaam Ali | 05-August-2018 | Sunday 22:32 | HumaamAli | Local | 1,246
The earthquake in Indonesia poses no threat to Maldives, says the Maldives Meteorological Service.
Indonesia was hit with a magnitude 7 earthquake near the island of Lombok on Sunday.
In a tweet right after the disaster, met service stated: “An Earthquake of M 6.7 has occurred in the Sumbawa region, Indonesia on 5th Aug 2018 at 1646 hrs local time. There is no threat to Maldives.”
An Earthquake of M 6.7 has occured in the Sumbawa region, Indonesia on 5th Aug 2018 at 1646 hrs local time. There is no threat to Maldives. pic.twitter.com/yanZf17mpB— Maldives Meteorology (@MetMaldives) August 5, 2018
While a tsunami warning was also issued in Indonesia, there is no threat of a tsunami hitting Maldives.
This was the second quake in the region in a week. A 6.4-magnitude hit the island on July 29, killing 17 people.
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