6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes off East Timor

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 occurred off the coast of East Timor on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital Dili and generating alarm among locals.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the quake struck at 9:36 a.m. with its epicenter recorded at 85 kilometers southwest of Maluku Barat Daya district and a depth of 104 kilometers. 

The shocks were also felt in East Nusa Tenggara, a nearby province, and Timor Leste, a neighboring country.

According to a report by Sky News Australia, the shaking was felt in Darwin. 

In a separate tweet, the Bureau of Meteorology, Australia, however, said there is no tsunami threat to the country. 


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