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Earthquake of 7.5 magnitude hits remote area of Indonesia, no tsunami warning

JAKARTA (REUTERS) – An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck in a remote area of Indonesia in the Banda Sea on Monday (June 24), the USGeological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no initial tsunami warnings.

The quake hit at a depth of 220 km, the USGS said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in a bulletin a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected after the quake, which was initially recorded with a magnitude of 7.2.

The Indonesian geophysics agency said there was no tsunami potential from the quake.

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