A strong earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale rocked
the eastern Indonesian province of Maluku on Wednesday, Indonesian
meteorology and geophysics agency said.
The Agency issued a tsunami warning after the undersea quake
The quake occurred at 14:32 Jakarta time and was centered near
the border with Timor-Leste, about 400 km southwest of Maluku
province and about 299 km northeast of Timor-Leste's capital city
Dili, according to the meteorology and geophysics agency.
The US Geological Survey put the quake at 6.3 magnitude and at a
depth of 164 km.
There was no immediate report of casualty or property
(Xinhua News Agency January 30, 2008)