5.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia

Updated: 25 December, 2015 10:17 IST | IANS |

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale rocked Indonesia's Maluku province on Friday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said in Jakarta

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale rocked Indonesia's Maluku province on Friday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said here.

The quake occurred at 6.11 a.m. (local time) and had its epicentre 242 km northwest of Maluku Tenggara Barat with a depth of 117 km under sea bed, an official told Xinhua.

No casualty was reported.

Indonesia is prone to earthquake as it lies on the vulnerable "Pacific Ring of Fire".

First Published: 25 December, 2015 08:53 IST

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK