6.3-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia; no tsunami warning
JAKARTA (AFP) - A 6.3-magnitude quake struck off eastern Indonesia on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
The quake struck at a depth of 92 km, 189 km west-northwest of Saumlaki in the Maluku chain of islands, said the USGS.
Mr Sutiono, an official at Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency who goes by one name, told AFP: "The quake's epicentre was in the sea but there's no potential for a tsunami."
A receptionist at the Galaxy Hotel in Saumlaki, Enik Aryesam, said the tremor lasted around 10 seconds but caused no visible damage.