Tanimbar Islands of Indonesia hit by earthquake
Friday, November 7, 2008
A preliminary report issued by the USGS states that islands, known as the Tanimbar Islands, near Saumlaki have been hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0. The earthquake struck the island at 16:04:21 UTC (01:04:21 local time).
The closest towns are the towns of Bebar, Wulur and Kenli, which are on the nearest island.
The USGS has confirmed that "this event has been reviewed by a seismologist."
Although the epicenter of the earthquake was offshore, it was very close to nearby islands. It is not known if anyone was injured in the incident.
- "Magnitude 6.0 - KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA" — , November 7, 2008
- "M6.0 - KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA - 2008 November 07 16:04:21 UTC" — , November 7, 2008
- "Large earthquake strikes off Indonesia: seismologists" — , November 7, 2008