Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck off Indonesia’s Banten province on Tuesday, but was not potential for tsunami, weather officials said.
The quake epicenter was at 271 km southwest Lebak of the province, at 10 km under sea bed, an official of the meteorology and geophysics agency said.
“We did not issue a warning for tsunami,” he told Xinhua news agency.
The US Geological Survey reported the quake was at 5.6 magnitude.
In June earlier this year, as many as 18 houses were damaged in Indonesia’s North Maluku province after a powerful quake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted the country.
Indonesia is prone to quake as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called “the Pacific Ring of Fire”.
First Published | 8 November 2016 9:04 AM