Indonesia’s Moluccas islands Magnitude 6.6 earthquake

Strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian coast early Monday, sending residents running out of their homes, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake hit at a depth of 60 kilometers (40 miles) under the Molucca Sea, some 175 kilometers north-northwest of the city of Ternate, according to the USGS.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and Indonesia’s geophysics agency did not issue a tsunami alert.

“Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake,” the USGS said in a statement.

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