JAKARTA, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- A shallow and strong quake with the magnitude of 6.2 jolted southwest Maluku in the eastern part of Indonesia on Saturday, but there were neither reports of damages and casualties nor a warning of tsunami in Indonesia, officials here said.
The Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported that the quake struck at 18:09 p.m. Jakarta time (1109 GMT) with the epicenter at 163 km southwest Maluku and with the depth of 10 km under the sea bed.
"The quake center is close to Timor-Leste. But in our country there are no reports of casualties or damages so far," Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster management and mitigation agency, told Xinhua by phone.
Indonesia sits on a vulnerable quake-hit zone, the so called " the Pacific Ring of Fire."