Data from the USGS shows the quake's epicentre was located around km east of Bitung, at a shallow depth of 10km. Travellers have been advised to closely follow local media and the advice from the Indonesian emergency services. Bandrek is a hot, sweet and spicy beverage with ginger, palm sugar, and cinnamon, with sweetened condensed milk or coconut milk. An estimated 3, people were affected by the floods and widespread disruption has been reported throughout the region.

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