Strong aftershock jolts off eastern Indonesia, no potential for tsunami-Xinhua

Strong aftershock jolts off eastern Indonesia, no potential for tsunami

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-11-10 17:54:45

JAKARTA, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- An aftershock measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked off Indonesia's eastern province of Maluku on Friday, yet did not trigger giant waves, the country's meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said.

The quake struck at 10:50 a.m. Jakarta time (0350 GMT) with its epicenter recorded at 255 km northwest of Maluku Tenggara Barat (Tanimbar Islands) district under the seabed, it said.

The intensity of the quake was felt weak, II MMI (Modified Mercally Intensity) in the Banda Sea, the agency added.

The officials of the agency did not issue a tsunami warning as the tremors would not cause giant waves.

Separately in the province, the personnel of the provincial disaster management and mitigation agency have been checking the risks of the tremors, according to Sandhy Luhulima, head of the emergency unit of the agency.

"Having checked the situation in the quake-stricken areas, all of our personnel do not find the houses or buildings destroyed by the tremors. Besides, the jots do not also injure the residents," he told Xinhua via phone.

A powerful 7.1-magnitude main shock jolted off Maluku province on Wednesday with no damages or casualties reported.

Having situated on a vulnerable-quake-stricken zone, called the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia, an archipelagic nation, has been frequently hit by earthquakes.