Moderate earthquake hits north of Maluku Sea, Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 — A moderate earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale occurred in the north of Maluku Sea, Indonesia, at 7 am today.

According to the Malaysian Meteorology Department, it occurred 132 kilometres (km) east of Bitung, Indonesia, at a depth of 83km.

However, the quake posed no tsunami threat to Malaysia.


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