7/14, 12:22 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Indonesia struck by 7.3 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 hit the island of Halmahera in the Indonesian province of Maluku Utara on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The epicenter of the quake was registered in the southern part of the island at a depth of 10 kilometers. The tremor, which was reportedly also felt on neighboring islands, was followed by an aftershock with a magnitude of 5.8.

Earlier in the day, a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Australia.

Breaking the News / NP