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7.2 -magnitude quake jolts Indonesia

At around 6:10 pm the earthquake struck with an epicentre 62 km northeast of Labuhua in the province at the depth of 10km. Since the earthquake did not potentially trigger a tsunami, so a warning was not issued.  

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
Jakarta Published on: July 15, 2019 7:33 IST
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A 7.2- magnitude earthquake shook the North Maluku province in Indonesia (Representational image)

A 7.2- magnitude earthquake shook the North Maluku province in Indonesia. Though an official at the Meterology and Geophysics Agency confirmed that the earthquake was not a potential for tsunami. 

At around 6:10 pm the earthquake struck with an epicentre 62 km northeast of Labuhua in the province at the deapth of 10km. The agency said that since the earthquake did not potentially triggered a tsunami, we didn't issue a warning. 

Till no damages and casualities have been reported. The US Geological Survey measured the tremor at 7.3 magnitude. Indonesia is prone to quake as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone of "the Pacific Ring of Fire." 

(With inputs from IANS)

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