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Earthquake strikes off Indonesia

Earthquake. . Image Source: IANS News

Jakarta, July 30 : A 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s eastern province of North Maluku, the country’s meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said.

The earthquake happened at 18:19 Jakarta time (1119 GMT) with its epicentre at 21 km northwest of East Halmahera Regency, and a depth of 51 km under-land, the agency added on Saturday.

The tremors of the earthquake did not have the potential to trigger giant waves, the agency said as quoted by Xinhua news agency report.

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