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Major 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits off eastern Indonesia


A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia on Sunday, sending panicked residents running into the streets but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake struck about 165 kilometres south-southwest of the town of Ternate in North Maluku province at 6:28 pm local time, at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.

“The earthquake was quite strong, sending residents to flee outside, they are panicking and many are now waiting on the roadside,” local disaster mitigation official Mansur, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP.

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