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Magnitude-6 earthquake rocks Maluku

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya
    Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 26, 2020   /   03:58 pm
Magnitude-6 earthquake rocks Maluku The magnitude-6 earthquake struck at 2:33 p.m. Jakarta time with an epicenter 56 kilometers northwest of Saumlaki village in Maluku at a depth of 63 kilometers. (Twitter/@infoBMKG)

A magnitude-6 earthquake hit Maluku on Wednesday afternoon, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has reported.

The earthquake struck at 2:33 p.m. Jakarta time with an epicenter 56 kilometers northwest of Saumlaki village in Maluku at a depth of 63 kilometers.

The BMKG said there was no threat of a tsunami following the quake.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake was recorded at a magnitude of 5.9.

There were no reports of damage or casualties at the time of publishing. (kuk)