Strong quake strikes Indonesia's Seram island, no tsunami risk

Strong quake strikes Indonesia
# 26 September 2019 07:10 (UTC +04:00)

An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 hit the island of Seram in Indonesia’s eastern province of Maluku on Thursday, damaging to some buildings, but there was no risk of a tsunami, the geophysics agency said, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Disaster officials said the early morning quake, initially measured at a magnitude of 6.8, was felt in towns such as Ambon and Kairatu, waking some residents, who said it felt like trucks rumbling past.

A university building was slightly damaged and a bridge cracked in Ambon, about 40 km (25 miles) from the epicenter, said Agus Wibowo, a spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency.