6.3-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

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News ID: 49058
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Publish Date: 12:46 - 01 November 2020
Sunday, 1 November 2020 (YJC)_ 6.3-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia, no tsunami alert issued.

6.3-magnitude quake strikes off eastern IndonesiaAn earthquake measuring 6.3 Richter scale rocked Indonesia's eastern province of Maluku on Sunday, with no potential to trigger a tsunami, the meteorology and geophysics agency said here.

The quake jolted at 10:43 p.m. Jakarta time (0343 GMT) with the epicenter at 193 km northeast Maluku Barat Daya district and the depth at 196 km under sea bed

The intensity of the quake was felt at II to III MMI (Modified Mercally Intensity) in Saumlaki town, and II MMI in Dobo town.

Indonesia has been often hit by earthquakes as it sits on a vulnerable quake-impacted zone called "the Pacific Ring of Fire." Enditem.

Source: Xinhua

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