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6.4 Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Eastern Indonesia, Not Potential For Tsunami

by September 22, 2019 Market

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia’s eastern Maluku province earlier Sunday (today), but there was no tsunami alert issued, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

The quake struck at 2:53 a.m. Jakarta time, Sunday (1953 GMT Saturday), with epicentre at 165 km northwest of Maluku Tenggara Barat district, and with the depth of 11 km under the sea bed, Muhammad Fadilah, an official in charge at the agency, said.

We did not see any sign of the possibility of the appearance of a tsunami. That is why we did not issue a warning for that, he said.

Indonesia is prone to quake, as it lies on a vulnerable quake impacted zone called the Pacific Ring of Fire.