posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 07:26 AM
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook Indonesia today, sparking panic among residents amid fears of another Tsunami. However, local officials believe
there is no risk of a Tsunami from this quake, centered 6 miles beneath the seabed in the Sea of Flores.
A powerful offshore earthquake has struck Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi region, sparking panic in seaside communities.
The tremor was of magnitude 6.5, the US Geological Survey said - compared with 9.0 for the earthquake which triggered the Indian Ocean tsunami.
No injuries have been reported, but officials say sea levels rose by up to four metres (13ft).
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Even without the likelyhood of a Tsunami, a four meter rise in sea levels would affect many coastal villages and their panic is understandable. I
hope that there remains to be no casualties related to this event.