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Tsunami warning in the Indian Ocean region after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake off the coast of East Timor

A tsunami warning was issued in the Indian Ocean region after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off East Timor on Friday. The Tsunami Advisory Group said a magnitude 6.1 earthquake could cause a tsunami.

The US Geological Survey confirmed that there were no immediate reports of damage. According to the US Geological Survey An earthquake has occurred At a depth of 51.4 km (32 miles) from the eastern tip of Timor. This area is located between East Timor and Indonesia.

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East Timor, also known as East Timor, is an island country with Indonesia in the north and Australia in the south. East Timor and Indonesia are located in the Ring of Fire. The Ring of Fire is an arc of intense seismic activity that extends to Southeast Asia and the Pacific basin.

The Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning Mitigation System (IOTWMS) has issued tsunami warnings in this area. This allows emergency management personnel to evade the entire tsunami threat zone. Local authorities may need to take appropriate steps, such as evacuating lowland coastal areas and moving ships to deeper waters when safe.

What is a tsunami?

A tsunami is a series of huge waves in a body of water, typically caused by the movement of large amounts of water in the ocean or large lakes. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other underwater explosions on or under water can all cause tsunamis.

At sea depth, the height of the tsunami does not increase dramatically. However, as the waves travel inland, the waves get higher and higher as the depth of the ocean gets shallower. Tsunamis are often referred to as storm surges, but the name is not recommended by oceanographers because tides have little to do with these giant waves.

Past incidents

In February, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck North Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 12 people.

In 2004, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake struck the coast of Sumatra, causing a tsunami that killed 220,000 people throughout the region, including about 170,000 in Indonesia.

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