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Small tsunami waves detected after Indonesian quake

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-11-15 14:06

JAKARTA - Very small tsunami waves were detected in two places in eastern Indonesia following a powerful 7.3-magnitude quake on Saturday, indicating there was no serious tsunami threat, officials of Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.

The tsunami wave with height of 0.09 meter off Jailolo island and 0.01 meter off Tobelo island of North Maluku province were detected by the agency, Jarisman, official of the agency told Xinhua by phone.

"This is safe. It means that big waves will not come ashore," Ramli, coordinator of operation at the meteorology and geophysics station in the province told Xinhua by phone.

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