7.3 magnitude quake hits Indonesia

7.3 magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Agency News

Jakarta, Jul 14 (UNI) A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

According to the USGS' data, the tremor was recorded at 1440 hrs at the depth of 6.2 miles in Maluku Utara region.

The survey said the quake was of a green alert level that did not rule out possibility of casualties and damage. However, there was no immediate reports on the victims or damage yet.

Last week also the province was hit by a 6.9-magnitude tremor. Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates collide.

Last year, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi island killed more than 2,200 people, with another thousand declared missing.(UNI)