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10 Oct 1994 description

DHA-GENEVA 94/0393

INDONESIA - EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
10 OCTOBER 1994

SITUATION

1.ON 9 OCTOBER 1994, AT 4.44 HRS LOCAL TIME, AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 6.3 ON THE RICHTER SCALE HIT NORTH MALUKU. THE INDONESIAN METEOROLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS INSTITUTE INFORMS THAT THE
EPICENTRE WAS LOCATED IN THE OBI STRAIT (1.14 DEGREES LATITUDE SOUTH AND 128.05 DEGREES LONGITUDE EAST) NEAR OBI ISLAND, 220 KM SOUTH OF TERNATE, THE DISTRICT CAPITAL OF NORTH MALUKU. DEPTH OF THE EARTHQUAKE: 35 KM.