15 Nov 2014

7.3 magnitude quake hits Indonesia

8:39 pm on 15 November 2014

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck under the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre had warned of the possibility of "hazardous" waves on coasts within a 300km radius of the quake, but the threat had mostly passed, the BBC reported.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 46km northwest of Kota Ternate in the Molucca islands, according to the US Geological Survey.

People ran out of their homes in panic and were warned to stay away from beaches and river banks following the quake.

There were no reports of damage or casualties.

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