Earthquake in Indonesia today: Tsunami warning issued after 7.1-quake

The earthquake that struck Indonesia today, November 15, 2014, was measured at 7.1-magnitude and triggered a tsunami warning for Indonesia, as well as other nearby countries, including the Philippines.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) initially measured the earthquake at 7.3 magnitude. It was located 156 km Northwest of Kota Ternate in Indonesia.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center - National Weather Service in the US meanwhile alerted local agencies in Indonesia and the Philippines of a hazardous tsunami following the earthquake.

In its bulletin, it said that the earthquake struck between 10 and 11 this morning (PH time), 40 km / 25 miles of Halmahera, Indonesia.

"Tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meter above the tidal level are possible to some coasts in Indonesia, while tsunami waves forecast to be less than 30cm above the tidal level are also possible to some coasts in the Philippines," the warning center said.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on its part initially issued via its website a local tsunami alert over eastern seaboard of the Philippines. However, an hour later, I found this photo showing PHIVOLCS advisory posted via Twitter by @PIAalerts. As stated, there's no tsunami threat in the country after that 7.1-quake in Indonesia.

I wonder why the social media team of PHIVOLCS has no time to update their Twitter and Facebook accounts about this. Upon checking at 2PM today, their last tweet was 2 days ago, and their last FB update was a week ago. -

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