Magnitude 5.9 quake hits off Indonesia: USGS

  • Monday 16, April 2018 in 9:07 AM
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: A magnitude 5.9 quake struck off Indonesia in the Moluccas on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake, which struck at 2:30 a.m. (1930 GMT on Sunday), was centered 53 miles (85.3 km) northwest of Ternate at a depth of 22.7 miles (36.5 km) below the seabed. The USGS originally reported the quake had a 6.1 magnitude. 
 
A magnitude 5.9 is considered moderate and can cause considerable damage when on land.
 
Indonesia is in the so-called Ring of Fire and is earthquake-prone.