6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Maluku Islands in Indonesia
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 06-Jun-2016

Indonesia, June 6: A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia on Monday morning, but no casualties or damage have been reported so far. The Indonesian Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency reported that the quake struck at 01:25 am local time. The epicenter was 146 kilometre southwest of South Buru Regency, Maluku Province, 299 kilometre from Maluku Province's capital Ambon with a depth of 445 kilometre under the sea.
The United States Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.3 with a depth of 428 km. The Indonesian agency said, there was no potential for tsunami. Indonesia sits on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" where several tectonic plates meet, making it vulnerable to frequent earthquakes.