Indonesia`s Maluku hit by 6.4-magnitude quake

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 14:13

Jakarta: A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck
off Indonesia`s eastern North Maluku province today, meteorologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, and no tsunami alert.

The quake occurred at 11:05 am (0935 IST) with an
epicenter 69 kilometers southwest of Labuha city, the
Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysics Agency said. It
struck at a depth of 10 kilometers.

The US Geological Survey recorded the quake`s magnitude at 6.6 and put the quake`s depth at 19 kilometers.

"We haven`t received any reports of damage. The tremor
was also felt in the neighbouring city of Ternate," the
agency`s official Ajat Sudrajat said, adding that there
was no threat of a tsunami.

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the Indonesian resort
island of Bali last month, injuring dozens of people and
triggering panic as tourists fled violently shaking buildings.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where the
meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic
activity.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 14:13

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