7.3 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck the coast of Indonesia this morning (24).

The Banda Sea was hit by the earthquake which reportedly occurred at a depth of 214 kilometres.

The quake was felt by residents in the Australian city of Darwin who were evacuated from the buildings as a precaution.

However, Australian authorities have yet to issue a tsunami warnings yet.

The earthquake will have no effect on Sri Lanka, the Department of Meteorology said.

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