5.0 Magnitude Quake Strikes Maluku

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said a 5.0-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday at 11.14 p.m local time. The quake’s epicenter was located 237 kilometers northwest of Saumlaki, Maluku, 8.46 degrees southern latitude and 129.24 degrees eastern longitude.

The quake which struck at a depth of 10 kilometers has no potential to trigger a tsunami. Its epicenter was also located 406 kilometers northeast of Dili, Timor Leste; 496 kilometers northwest of Darwin, Australia; 499 kilometers southwest of Tual, Maluku; and 2,502 kilometers southeast of Jakarta.