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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes Halmahera, Indonesia: German geoscience centre

JAKARTA – An earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude struck Indonesia’s North Maluku province on Monday, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) said.

Indonesian geological agency pegged the magnitude at 5.9 with no threat of tsunami.

The quake’s epicentre was 11km north-east of Jailolo city, North Maluku with the depth of 168km, the agency added.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Indonesia straddles the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, an area of high seismic activity that rests atop multiple tectonic plates. REUTERS

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