6.7-Magnitude Quake Hits E. Indonesia

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A 6.7-magnitude earthquake rocked off the waters in Eastern Indonesia's Maluku islands on Sunday Morning, Climatological and Geophysical Agency reported, but no casualties or damage have been reported so far.

6.7-Magnitude Quake Hits E. Indonesia

The quake struck at 8:24 Jakarta time (0124 GMT) Sunday. The epicenter was 250 km northeast of Kepulauan Baratdaya Regency, Maluku province, 367 km from Maluku's capital Ambon with a depth of 40 km under the sea.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) revised down the magnitude to 6.3 from 6.4 previously with a depth of 10 km.

The Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysics Agency said there was no potential to generate a tsunami, Xinhua reported.

Indonesia sits on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" where several tectonic plates meet, making it vulnerable to frequent earthquakes.

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