A powerful quake in Indonesia in September a year ago had caused widespread damage.
The June 24, 2019, M 7.3 quake northwest of Saumlaki, Indonesia, occurred as a result of strike-slip faulting at intermediate depth, 210 km beneath the southeastern Banda Sea near the complex plate boundary between the Australia and Sunda plates.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.3 quake was centered 208 kilometers (129 miles) below the earth's surface. There are no immediate reports of damage. Felt long, too. Maybe that length has something to do with the fact that, according to USGS, Humboldt just experienced two simultaneous above-average quakes!
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No injuries or damage have been reported in Darwin, but residents have reported feeling a strong tremor and some workers were evacuated from offices as a precaution. "Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat because the natural disaster is located too deep inside the Earth", the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a bulletin.
A quake with a magnitude of 5.5 also hit eastern Japan on Monday morning. No tsunami warning had been issued. Japan accounts for about 20% of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.