Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 recorded in Maluku waters

Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 recorded in Maluku waters

Illustration - Earthquake (ANTARA/HO)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale rattled Maluku Province early on Thursday, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) stated.

The quake, which struck at 2:35 West Indonesia Standard Time (WIB), was centered 206 kilometers northwest of Maluku Tenggara Barat District, at a depth of 125 kilometers, the agency noted.

The tremor did not trigger a tsunami. Related news: Mentawai Islands in West Sumatra struck by 5.3-magnitude earthquake

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