Mild quake shakes Indonesia


Java: An earthquake measuring 6.6-magnitude in the Richter scale earthquake hit Indonesia’s Molucca Sea on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami alert was issued and there were no reports of damage.The quake struck at a depth of 41 kilometres (25 miles), 134 kilometres northwest of Kota Ternate.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat.

Hendra Rahman, an official from Indonesia’s meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency, said the quake was not devastating. Mild shakes were felt moderately in Manado, on Sulawesi island, and on the island of Ternate. He also added there had been no reports of damage.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.