Quakes of magnitude 7.1 jolts Eastern Indonesia

Indonesia has been jolted by strong tremors on June 4. An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck north of Halmahera near the province of North Sulawesi in Indonesia, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said. The GFZ put the quake’s depth at 105 km.

Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency gave a magnitude of 7.1 and depth of 112 km. It said, a magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck eastern Indonesia’s North Maluku province.

There were no immediate reports of damage. It has not issued any tsunami warning.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.4.

Indonesia falls in the Pacific Ring of Fire that is frequently hit by tremors and sometimes the tremors is accompanied by tsunami.

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