The official website of the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the tremor, which hit at 20:48 WIB (West Indonesia Standard Time), was centered 282 kilometers (km) northwest of Melonguane, at a depth of 68 km.
The quake was not significant enough to trigger a tsunami.
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