Indonesians told to stay alert after magnitude 7.3 earthquake

Jakarta, Apr. 25 (BNA): Indonesian authorities on Tuesday urged caution as residents gradually returned to their homes in West Sumatra after being hit by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks.



Indonesian authorities urged caution on Tuesday as residents gradually returned to their homes in West Sumatra after being hit by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks, Reuters reported.



The quake, which occurred in the sea around 3 a.m. (2000 GMT Monday), triggered a tsunami warning that was lifted two hours later. There were no reports of injuries.



Indonesia is subject to frequent earthquakes because it lies along the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a seismically active area where different plates of the Earth’s crust meet.



The National Disaster Mitigation Agency urged residents to remain alert and ensure that exits from homes remain blocked in case people need to go out again.



Especially for people living in coastal areas, she said in a statement, if an earthquake occurs that lasts more than 30 seconds, please go immediately to a higher place to anticipate the possibility of a tsunami.



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