WORLD 6.8-magnitude quake jolts eastern Indonesia, no tsunami alert issued


6.8-magnitude quake jolts eastern Indonesia, no tsunami alert issued


09:29, September 26, 2019

JAKARTA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's eastern Maluku province early on Thursday, but there was no risk of a tsunami, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.


A damaged traditional market building is pictured following an earthquake in Ambon, Maluku province, September 26, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

The tremor of the quake caused minor damages to infrastructure facilities, disaster agency officials said.

The quake rocked at 6:46 a.m. Jakarta time Thursday (2346 GMT Wednesday) with the epicenter 40 km northeast Ambon, the capital city of the province, at a depth of 10 km, the agency said.

"This quake is not potential to trigger tsunami, so that no warning was issued," official at the agency Alfart Abubakar told Xinhua.

An aftershock of 5.6 magnitude followed the main shock at 7:39 a.m. Jakarta time (0039 GMT), he said.

The quake caused minor damages to a building of Patimura university and cracks on a bridge in the city, spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency Agus Wibowo told Xinhua.

Indonesia is vulnerable to earthquake as the country lies on a quake-prone zone of the "Pacific Ring of Fire." 

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