5.6-magnitude earthquake hits off E. Indonesia

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit off eastern Indonesia on Monday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The quake occurred at 8:13am GMT, and was centered 282km northwest of Abepura. The depth was 10.0km, the USGS said. There were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warning. A week ago, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck offshore Indonesia in the Molucca Sea. The quake struck 85.3km northwest of Ternate at a depth of 36.5km below the seabed, the USGS reported.