A resident sits near houses at the scene of a landslide triggered by a 4.8 magnitude earthquake at Trunyan village in Bangli, Indonesia's Bali island, on Oct 16, 2021. (DIMAS DHANI / AFP)
JAKARTA – An earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude hit the Banda Sea in the eastern part of Indonesia on Thursday with minor damages reported, according to the country's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said two houses collapsed and some other minor damages were reported in Southwest Maluku, but the quake triggered no tsunami
The BMKG said that two houses collapsed and some other minor damages were reported in Southwest Maluku, but the quake triggered no tsunami.
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The earthquake took place at 1:25 am local time with the epicenter in the sea at a distance of 132 kilometers east of Tiakur city in Southwest Maluku district, Maluku province and at a depth of 183 kilometers under the seabed, the BMKG's Head for Earthquake and Tsunami Center Bambang Setiyo Prayitno said in a written statement on Thursday.
The agency recorded three aftershocks with the largest measuring 5.2 magnitude.
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The agency called on people to keep updating information from reliable sources, and to avoid cracks or damaged buildings caused by the earthquake.