Tsunami in the Indian Ocean: Effect of 6.1 magnitude earthquake in East Timor

the aftermath of a Tsunami earthquake in bhaktapur
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A tsunami advisory group said the quake could cause a “tsunami in the Indian Ocean.” However, no damage has been reported in East Timor from the earthquake yet.

There was a tremendous earthquake in the Indian Ocean at around 6.24 am (Indian time) on Saturday morning. Its intensity was measured at 7.1 on the Richter scale. The good news is that there was no loss of life or property and there is no tsunami threat. Otherwise, the risk of tsunami increases after an earthquake of such intensity.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake was about 1020 km east-northeast of McDonald and Heard Island in Australia. Its center was in the Southeast Indian Ridge, a tectonic plate boundary located on the ocean floor of the Southern Indian Ocean. A tsunami warning has also not been issued in Australia. There is little chance of any damage due to the earthquake.

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