JAKARTA — A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia’s jap province of Maluku on Tuesday with out inflicting a tsunami, the nation’s meteorology, climatology and geophysics company mentioned.
The company had first launched the earthquake at 6.4 Richter scale earlier than revising it.
In accordance with Xinhua, the quake occurred at 11.34 am Jakarta time (0434 GMT), with its epicentre at 279 km southeast of Maluku Tengah (Central Maluku) district and a depth of 221 km below the seabed, the company mentioned.
The company didn’t concern a tsunami warning because the quake’s tremors didn’t probably set off large waves.
The jolts have been additionally felt in Sorong Metropolis, the capital of the close by province of West Papua, it added.
Nevertheless, there have been no preliminary reviews of damages or casualties after the highly effective quake, mentioned Sandhy Luhulima, head of the emergency unit of the catastrophe administration and mitigation company in Maluku province.
“The shakes of the quake have been felt considerably within the Maluku Tengah (Central Maluku) district, however they didn’t depart damages or casualties thus far,” he informed Xinhua by way of cellphone.
In the meantime in Beijing, the US Geological Survey mentioned an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 jolted 271 km SSE of Amahai, Indonesia at 0434 GMT on Tuesday.
The epicentre, with a depth of 220.8 km, was initially decided to be at 5.55 levels south latitude and 129.98 levels east longitude. —BERNAMA-XINHUA