Powerful Aftershock Rocks Off Eastern Indonesia, No Tsunami Alert Issued
JAKARTA, Nov 11 (NNN-ANTARA) – Another strong aftershock, with a magnitude of 6.2, struck off Indonesia’s eastern province of Maluku earlier today, but did not cause a tsunami, the country’s meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said.
The 6.2 magnitude quake, epicentred at the seabed, jolted off the province at 03:45 a.m. Jakarta time today (2045 GMT Friday), the agency said.
The epicentre was at 249 km north-west of Maluku Tenggara Barat (Tanimbar Islands) district, with a depth of 10 km, according to the agency.
Three more moderate aftershocks were also recorded with magnitudes of 5.3 and 5.2, the agency said, citing that, several other aftershocks with weak strength have also occurred since midnight.
The agency did not issue a tsunami warning, as the tremors would not trigger giant waves.
A powerful 7.1-magnitude main shock, jolted off Maluku province on Wednesday, yet it did not trigger giant waves or cause damages or casualties.
Having situated on a vulnerable quake-stricken zone, called the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia, an archipelagic nation, has often been stricken by earthquakes.