Another Big Quake Hits Indonesia

In Asia, Earthquakes & Tsunamis, News Headlines

(AFP) – An earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and 6.2 according to local meteorologists hit off Indonesia’s North Maluku province Friday.

The quake struck at a depth of 68 miles around 12:43 p.m., northeast of the town of Ternate.

“It was felt in Halmahera island but there is no report of damage,” Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency official Oktivar told AFP.

“We don’t expect any damage as its epicenter was very deep in the sea,” he added.

There was no immediate tsunami warning, according to the USGS.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activity, and the archipelago is frequently struck by powerful earthquakes.

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