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Moderate quake jolts eastern Indonesia

05 May 2021, 10:05 GMT+10

JAKARTA, May 5 (Xinhua) -- A 5.7 magnitude quake struck off North Maluku province in eastern Indonesia earlier Wednesday, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

The quake hit at 05:59 a.m. Wednesday Jakarta Time (2259 GMT Tuesday), with the epicenter at 48 km northwest Halmahera Barat district and the depth at 133 km under sea bed.

The jolt did not potentially trigger a tsunami.

The intensity of the quake was felt at III MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) in Manado, the provincial capital of nearby North Sulawesi province, in the central part of the country.

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