Strong earthquake hits Indonesia
on 01/09/2013 15:47:47
The US Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.5 quake was centred off Indonesia's Maluku Baratdaya District, in Maluku province, at a depth of 132km (82 miles).
The Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency says the quake has no potential to cause a tsunami.
Witnesses say that many residents in East Timor's capital, Dili, ran out of their houses in panic after the quake struck.
Indonesia is prone to seismic upheavals due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.