Moderate earthquake hits Seram in Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.6 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Seram island, Indonesia at 1.21pm yesterday.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement here said the earthquake’s epicenter was 229km southwest of Sorong, Indonesia and 1,521km southeast of Semporna, Sabah.

No tsunami warning was issued. — Bernama

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