Earthquake Of Magnitude 6.9 Strikes Indonesia

(Independent) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 has struck in the Banda Sea off the coast of Indonesia, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) has said.

The quake was at a depth of 117 km 73 miles, the body said.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) gave a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, adding that the quake was located 205 kilometres (128 miles) northwest of the nearest city, Saumlaki.

The natural phenomenon triggered moderate shaking and was unlikely to cause injuries or economic losses, USGS said.

The Indonesia Tsunami Service Provider has since said the earthquake is not capable of generating a tsunami effect in the Indian Ocean region.

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