6.6-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northwest Indonesia

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The earthquake hit Ternate in Indonesia's Molucca islands on Sunday. (Representational)


An earthquake with a revised magnitude of 6.6 struck 174 km (108 miles) north-northwest of the city of Ternate in Indonesia's Molucca islands on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake hit at a depth of 60.5 km, it said.

An earlier report from the USGS gave the magnitude of the quake at 7.0 and the depth at 10 km.

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement that, based on availabile data, there was no current tsunami threat from the event.

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