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6.2-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-02-23 20:11

JAKARTA - An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted southwest Maluku in eastern parts of Indonesia on Saturday, but there was no warning of tsunami, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said here.  

The quake struck at 6:09 pm Jakarta time (1109 GMT) with epicenter at 163 km southwest Maluku and with the depth at 10 km under sea bed, an official of the agency told Xinhua by phone.

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