MIL-OSI China: 6.1-magnitude quake hits off eastern Indonesia


Source: China State Council Information Office

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 jolted Indonesia’s eastern province of North Maluku on Thursday, with no damage or casualties reported so far, according to officials.
The meteorology and geophysics agency did not issue any tsunami warning as the tremors did not potentially trigger a giant wave.
The quake rocked at 17:09 p.m. local time (1009 GMT) and the epicenter, with a depth of 10 km under the seabed, was determined to be 135 km southwest of Ternate city, according to the agency.
In the hardest-hit areas of Ternate city and Manado city, there were no reports of damage or casualties, disaster agency officials said.
“The jolts only caused panic among residents in Halmahera district. In Ternate, the jolts were felt by the residents,” Head of Operation Unit of Disaster Agency of North Maluku Province Fehbi Alting told Xinhua over phone. “There were no building damage or those wounded.”
In Manado, the tremors were also felt without triggering panic, a local disaster management agency official told Xinhua via phone.

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