Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hits Indonesia, authorities report no damage or casualties

Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hits Indonesia, authorities report no damage or casualties

Jan. 7, 2019– Mary Greeley News – JAKARTA (Reuters) – An earthquake with a revised magnitude of 6.6 from a M 7.0 struck 174 km (108 miles) north-northwest of the city of Ternate in Indonesia’s Molucca islands on Sunday, followed by a series of aftershocks, but with no tsunami risk, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake hit at a depth of 60.5 km and was followed by aftershocks of a magnitude of 5.5 to 5.1.

There has bee 17 aftershocks as of Monday morning CDT the largest being a M5.5. Recent earthquake having a depth of 40-35km.

The USGS says there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake, which follows a 7.2 magnitude quake on December 29 in the same area. It was also downgraded to magnitude 6.6.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hits Indonesia, authorities report no damage or casualties
 
Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hits Indonesia, authorities report no damage or casualties

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