JAKARTA, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's eastern province of North Maluku on Wednesday, yet did not cause giant waves, the country's meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said.
The earthquake occurred at 09:48 a.m. Jakarta time (0248 GMT) with its epicenter situated at 68 km northwest of West Halmahera Regency in the sea with a depth of 109 km, the agency said.
The tremors were also felt in a nearby province of North Sulawesi, it revealed. The agency did not issue a warning for a tsunami as the tremors would not trigger giant waves.
Indonesia, an archipelagic nation, has been frequently stricken by earthquakes for its location on a vulnerable quake-jolted area called "the Pacific Ring of Fire." ■