A shallow undersea quake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted eastern parts of Indonesia on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate report of damage and casualties, officials said.
The quake struck at 18:03 p.m. Jakarta time (1103 GMT) with the epicenter at 163 km northwest Ambon, the capital city of Maluku province, and with the depth at 10 km under sea bed, an official of the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency told Xinhua.
Head of Maluku Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency Eka Gultom told Xinhua by phone that there were no reports of buildings damaged or those injured or killed. "The quake causes no impact, everything is fine here," she said.
The USGS reported on its website that the quake was measured at 5.8 magnitude and the Hong Kong Observatory said it was at 6.3 magnitude.
Indonesia is prone to earthquake as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone so called "the Pacific Ring of Fire."
Magnitude 5.7 - ECUADORhttp://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005eg3.php
|Depth||166.8 km (103.6 miles)|
|Distances||183 km (113 miles) E of Riobamba, Ecuador |
190 km (118 miles) ESE of Ambato, Ecuador
208 km (129 miles) S of Nueva Loja, Ecuador
243 km (150 miles) SE of QUITO, Ecuador
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 15.1 km (9.4 miles); depth +/- 9.8 km (6.1 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=335, Nph=354, Dmin=446.4 km, Rmss=0.86 sec, Gp= 50°, |
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=9
Magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits off northeast Japan; no reports of damage, injurieshttp://www.washingtonpost.com/business/68-magnitude-earthquake-hits-off-japans-northeast-coast-tsunami-advisory-issued/2011/08/19/gIQAnx67OJ_story.html
The 2:36 p.m. (0536 GMT) quake was centered about 185 miles (300 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo and at a depth of 12 miles (20 kilometers), slightly south of where the magnitude-9.0 temblor struck March 11, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said.
There were no abnormalities in key equipment at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, said Chie Hosoda, an official with Tokyo Electric Power Co., the plant’s operator. She said some of the plant’s workers assigned to the coastal side of the facility temporarily retreated inside the building.
Magnitude 6.2 - FIJI REGIONhttp://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005glw.php
|Depth||413.2 km (256.8 miles)|
|Distances||283 km (175 miles) SSE of Sigave, Ile Futuna, Wallis and Futuna |
343 km (213 miles) WSW of Hihifo, Tonga
370 km (229 miles) SSW of MATA'UTU, Ile Uvea, Wallis and Futuna
2396 km (1488 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 13.3 km (8.3 miles); depth +/- 6 km (3.7 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=456, Nph=575, Dmin=553.3 km, Rmss=0.92 sec, Gp= 22°, |
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=C
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