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Major earthquake of magnitude 7.3 hits off eastern Indonesia


An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck southeast of the city of Ternate on Sunday, in the Moluccas in the eastern area of Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) at an area 168 km south-southeast of Ternate, the USGS said.

Indonesia's meteorology agency said there is no tsunami potential from the quake. A 5.8 magnitude aftershock followed around 30 minutes after, the agency website showed.

There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties in the quake.

"There are no reports of infrastructure damage ...


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