JAKARTA, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted Maluku in eastern parts of Indonesia on Monday, but there was no tsunami potential or reports of damages, officials said here.
The quake happened at 07:53 a.m. Jakarta time (0053 GMT), and the epicenter, 121 km under sea bed, was 155 km northwest of Maluku Tenggara Barat of Maluku province, an official with the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.
"We did not issue a tsunami warning. So far there is no report of damages as the center of the quake was deep," the official told Xinhua over phone.
Spokesman of the National Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho also said that there was no reports of building damage or human injuries as a result of the quake.
"The quake shakes were not felt, because the location is far and deep," he told Xinhua over phone.
Indonesia sits on a vulnerable quake-prone zone, or the so- called "the Pacific Ring of Fire."