5.9 magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 rocked Indonesia’s eastern province of Maluku on Thursday, the meteorology and geophysics agency said here.

The quake jolted at 9:42 a.m. local time with the epicenter at 69 km northeast Maluku Tengah district and a depth at 10 km under the sea bed, the agency said.

The agency did not issue a tsunami warning as the jolts did not potentially trigger giant waves.

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