Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 strikes in sea off Indonesia, no tsunami risk

Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 strikes in sea off Indonesia, no tsunami risk
Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 strikes in sea off Indonesia, no tsunami risk

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Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - File photo of a woman seen inside her house damaged after an earthquake hit in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia, August 3, 2019. — Reuters pic

JAKARTA, May 6 — An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck in the Banda Sea, off Indonesia on Wednesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The quake was at a depth of 117 km (73 miles), EMSC said. The US Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 6.8.

The earthquake is not capable of generating a tsunami affecting the Indian Ocean region, the Indonesia Tsunami Service Provider said.

Indonesia, which sits on the seismically active Pacific “Ring of Fire”, often suffers deadly earthquakes and tsunamis. — Reuters

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