Earthquake hits Indonesia

2011-11-14 08:27
Jakarta - A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's eastern North Maluku province on Monday, meteorologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, and no tsunami alert.

The quake occurred at 11:05 (04:05 GMT) with an epicentre 69km southwest of Labuha city, the Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysics Agency said. It struck at a depth of 10km.

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

"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 in October, 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.

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