Sat, 23 Sep 2023

JAKARTA, 12th September, 2023 (WAM) -- A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's remote North Maluku province on Monday, Reuters reported, citing the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).

There were no immediate reports of heavy damage or deaths, Reuters added.

The Indonesian geological agency pegged the magnitude at 5.9 with no threat of tsunami. North Maluku covers the northern part of the Maluku islands.

The quake's epicentre was 11 km (6.8 miles) northeast of Jailolo, on Halmahera island, at a depth of 168 km, the agency added.

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