An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit offshore the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said on Thursday.
The United States Geological Survey put the quake, which occurred at 1116 GMT, at a magnitude of 6.0.
Senior Indonesian seismologist Fauzi told Jakarta-based Radio Elshinta the earthquake appeared too small to trigger a tsunami.
“We don’t need to be concerned about the possibility of a tsunami. The scale was too low for a tsunami. It could be felt though, so we hope there won’t be any damage,” Fauzi said.
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Meanwhile, 25 people died in southern China in the “floods, landslides and other disasters” caused by Typhoon Kaemi; and jellyfish are attacking the Spanish coast:
Sweltering temperatures sweeping Europe have brought a plague of jellyfish to Spain’s eastern seashores, forcing holidaymakers to stay out of the sea, the Red Cross said on Thursday.
The unwelcome visitors, which can reach the size of a dinner plate, have flourished thanks to a glut of plankton brought on by higher sea temperatures and a decline in natural predators like dolphins and turtles.
The Red Cross has treated more than 10,000 jellyfish stings this summer so far in the eastern region of Catalonia, a spokesman for the organization said.
“Nearly a third of those have been in the past week,” he said.
Timmy, I think the jellyfish are trying to tell us something!