A strong earthquake struck Indonesia’s eastern Maluku province earlier Thursday, september 25, 2019, killing at least three people and damaging a bridge, hospital and some other buildings.
The M6.5 quake hit about 37 kilometers (23 miles) northeast of Ambon in Maluku province at 8:46 a.m. local time (23:46 GMT), at a depth of 29 kilometers (18 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The area was hit by at least two dozen aftershocks including a M5.6. Initial reports said the quake struck offshore, but later analysis found it hit onshore, raising the potential for damage.
Shallow M5.7 earthquake hits near Istanbul as officials say major quake will destroy the megapole without notice in the next few years
Today, September 26, 2019, a M5.7 earthquake hit near Istanbul, Turkey, sending residents out of buildings and on to the streets.
Meanwhile, scientists warn that a mega earthquake in the region is long overdue and would destroy at least parts of Istanbul without notice.
A strong and shallow M5.7 earthquake hit about 70 km (44 miles) west of Istanbul in the Marmara Sea at a depth of 12.6 km today.