Moderate quake rocks North Maluku
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook North Maluku at 2:12 p.m. local time on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency determined the epicenter of the earthquake to be 198 kilometers southeast of Labuha in North Maluku at a depth of 10 kilometers below sea level.
Indonesia is located on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire", a string of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.
Earlier Wednesday, a mild tectonic tremor measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale jolted the Central Sulawesi capital of Palu in the afternoon. The agency said the quake was felt twice.