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Tsunami warning issued in Indonesia

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake rattled the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia this morning , the US Geological Survey said, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning.

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The undersea earthquake struck at a depth of 46 kilometres at 0231 GMT, 154 kilometres northwest of Kota Ternate, the USGS said.

“Tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 kilometres,” said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The centre said tsunami waves could hit parts of Indonesia, as well the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan and islands in the South Pacific.

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