Update 2019-09-26 (2): Multiple people were killed or injured, according to current reports. Landslides were also triggered by the earthquake. Damage and casualties were reported from the city of Ambon. Power blackouts affected several areas.
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Update 2019-09-26 (1): At least one person died as a floor collapsed in an Islamic university due to the strong earthquake in the south-western parts of Seram Island on Thursday morning (26 September, local time). Several people were injured and buildings were damaged. There were no initial reports of major damage, however, and a tsunami warning was not issued.
Aftershocks, which may cause additional damage, are possible in the region. Travellers are advised to inform themselves via local media and authorities about the current situation on site, to follow instructions from authorities, to exercise high caution near mountainsides and rivers, as well as to avoid damaged buildings, bridges, and roads.
2019-09-25, Indonesia: Strong magnitude 6.5 M coastal earthquake
Earthquakes of this magnitude cause damage (sometimes severe), to buildings and infrastructure. Transport and infrastructure disruptions are to be expected.
It is unlikely that a destructive tsunami was generated by a coastal earthquake of this magnitude. Smaller, local tsunamis can occur in coastal areas.