6.4 Quake Hits Indonesia No Tsunami

JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) — A strong earthquake struck deep underneath the Banda Sea in Indonesia on early Wednesday morning, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.

The 6.4-magnitude earthquake was centered about 252 kilometers (156 miles) north-northwest of Saumlaki on the Tanimbar Islands.

It struck about 128 kilometers (79 miles) below the surface, making it a deep earthquake, according to the country’s seismological center. The agency said there was no tsunami threat as a result of the earthquake.