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7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes Banda Sea off Indonesia coast, tremors felt in Australia

7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes Banda Sea off Indonesia coast, tremors felt in Australia
An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 has hit a remote part of Indonesia in the Banda Sea. There has been no tsunami warning.

The quake struck some 300km (190 miles) northwest of Saumlaki, a village in Indonesia, at a depth of 208km (129 miles), according to the US Geological Survey. 

The epicenter of the quake was located some 319km (198 miles) from the capital and most populous city of the Indonesian province of Maluku, Ambon, which is a home to some 430,000 residents.

According to USGS estimates, there is a low likelihood of casualties or serious damage resulting from the quake.

The tremors from the earthquake were felt in Darwin, the capital of Australia's Northern Territory, with residents taking to Twitter to report shaking and minor damage caused to their homes.

Local media reported that the quake had caused buildings to rock for about five minutes.

Parts of downtown Darwin were evacuated, ABC reported.

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