5.8-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

18-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM Print This Post

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia’s eastern Maluku province on Sunday (February 16), the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said.

The quake, with a depth of 28 km under the seabed, struck at 6am local time, and its epicentre was located 117km southeast of the province’s district of Seram Bagian Timur.

Officials said the quake did not potentially trigger tsunami.

There were also no immediate reports of damage.

But the incident triggered among the locals because of past history and also several other previous incidents in the area.

Thirty-six people were killed in magnitude-6.8 quake in Ambon, the capital city of Maluku province in September.



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