6.1-magnitude quake strikes eastern Indonesia
Jakarta: A 6.1-magnitude undersea earthquake
Wednesday struck off Indonesia's eastern Maluku islands,
meteorologists said, but there was no tsunami warning or
reports of damage.
The quake occurred at 5:45 pm (1045 GMT) with an
epicentre 98 kilometres northeast of Southeast Maluku
district, the Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysics Agency
It struck at a relatively shallow depth of 14 kilometres.
"We haven't received any reports of damage," agency
official Fauzi, who like many Indonesians uses only one name,
The US Geological Survey recorded the quake's magnitude
Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where the
meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic