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A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of East Timor on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.
A tsunami advisory group said the earthquake "may be capable of generating a tsunami affecting the Indian Ocean region".
USGS said the quake struck at a depth of 51.4 kilometres (32 miles) off the eastern tip of Timor Island, which is split between East Timor and Indonesia.
The Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWMS) issued the tsunami warning for the region.
East Timor sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", causing it to experience frequent earthquakes.
In February, a 6.2-magnitude quake killed a dozen people when it struck neighbouring Indonesia's North Sumatra.
In 2004, a 9.1-magnitude quake hit the coast of Sumatra and triggered a tsunami that killed 220,000 people throughout the region, including about 170,000 in Indonesia, according to Agence France-Presse.
East Timor has a population of 1.3 million and is Southeast Asia's youngest country, recently celebrating the 20th anniversary of its independence.
The former Portuguese colony became independent from Indonesia in 2002 after 24 years of occupation.
Nobel Laureate Jose Ramos-Horta, a 72-year-old revolutionary hero, became president earlier this month after winning an election.
Ramos-Horta was also the country's second prime minister after independence.
The mostly rural country's economy has been badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the World Bank saying 42 per cent of the population live below the poverty line.
An earthquake with a 6.0 magnitude struck south of Buru Island in the Moluccas Islands province in eastern Indonesia, the country's meteorology, climatology and geophysical agency (BMKG) said on Tuesday.
The epicentre of the earthquake was 41.7 kilometres beneath the Pacific seabed, less than 50 kilometres off the coast of Miyagi prefecture, the USGS said on its website, rating the risk of casualties and damage as low.
A powerful 7.8 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula late on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami warning that sent residents fleeing to higher ground before it was called off without any damaging waves.
Firefighters were in place when the picture was taken, and there were people in the car but no fire broke out.
The video shows a minivan flying off the bed of a trailer truck carrying several vans.
The move is in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to operate a relief air bridge for the people affected by the earthquake.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Moscow's military action in Ukraine was not responsible for the global food crisis, instead blaming the West for preventing the export of Russian grain.