Strong quake strikes off eastern Indonesia: USGS
AFPJAKARTA--A powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no reports of casualties or damage.
September 2, 2013, 12:07 am TWN
The quake struck in waters near the remote Barat Daya islands in Maluku province at 8:52 p.m. (1152 GMT), 411 kilometers east of Atambua and 425 kilometers south of Ambon, the USGS said.
It was at a depth of 132 kilometers.
Amin Bin Tongke, chief search and rescue official for Maluku province, told AFP officials had not received any reports of casualties or damage.
“The quake is in a really remote area, near a cluster of small islands away from cities or towns, with a very small population,” he said.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an alert.